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Recipe: Vanillekipferl

Happy Sunday from Germany! How has everyone’s weekend been? I had a great time doing loads of Christmas preparations such as Christmas cookie baking, creating an advent calendar for my boyfriend and buying stuff to create a Christmas atmosphere in our flat.

More about the Christmas decoration and the advent calendar later! Today, I’d like to share another recipe with you. One thing I love during Christmas time is baking yummy cookies! There is nothing better than having the whole flat smelling like baking! Also, a little bag of Christmas cookies makes a great present during Christmas time!!!

What I did this weekend was a typical German style Christmas cookie which is called Vanillekipferl. It is very popular, tastes like a vanilla heaven and is really easy to make. Here is how it’s done:



  • 500g flour
  • 1 knife point of baking powder
  • 50g of grounded almonds
  • 100g Sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 250g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 100g of icing sugar
  • 2 sachets of vanilla sugar


  1. Mix flour, baking powder, almonds, sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, butter and egg and form a smooth dough. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling fling and cool it over night in the fridge
  2. The next day, put a baking sheet on a baking tray. The form little piece of the dough into little croissants
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 175°C and bake the cookies for around 15 minutes
  4. Mix the icing sugar and the 2 sachets of vanilla sugar. roll the warm cookies in the mixture and put them on a plate to cool off (I would recommend a whole day before putting them into a cookie box)

As you can see, it is extremely easy and the result is amazing! This recipe is for around 40 cookies.

I also made choco crossies but more about that shortly in a separate post. Here is the final baking result of the day:

Christmas Cookies

Do you have any special Christmas cookie recipes you love and bake every year? Please share!!!

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