Vanilla Crescents 4 December 2009 Go Pushkin

Vanilla Crescents

In Czech, Vanilla crescents are called Vanilla roll [Vanilkove Rohlicky].

vanilla crescentsCzech Christmas Cookies, Vanilkove Rohlicky (Vanilla Crescents)
vanilla crescents recipe

Yields 40 crescents

200h   all purpose flour
150g   cold unsalted butter
50g   icing sugar (confectioners’)
10g   vanilla sugar
60g   ground almonds
1tbsp   grated lemon zest
1pinch   salt
50g   Icing sugar for dusting
vanilla crescents recipe

Directions: 1

Place all ingredients except butter into a food processor and pulse until blended.

vanilla crescents recipe


Add cold butter and pulse until it forms a dough.

vanilla crescents recipe


Wrap dough in plastic wrap or place into a plastic bag and refrigerate for 1 hour.

vanilla crescents recipe


Preheat oven to 160°C (320°F).
Remove dough form fridge and roll and form crescents.

vanilla crescents recipe


Place crescents on baking sheet.
Bake on the bottom rack for 15-20minutes until edge is lightly browned.

vanilla crescents recipe


Remove cookies from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Coat with icing sugar while cookies are still warm.

vanilla crescents recipe


Dust icing sugar again after cookies have cooled.

vanilla crescents recipe

How to Store

Store in an airtight tin!


DO NOT OVERBAKE! You can substitute ground walnuts for ground almonds.
Vanilla crescents taste better the next day.