Vanillekipferl are Austrian, German, Czech and Hungarian small, crescent shaped biscuits. They are usually made with ground almonds or hazelnuts. They get their typical flavour from a heavy dusting of vanilla sugar. Vanillekipferl originate from Vienna in Austria. Traditionally, they are made at Christmas, but they can be enjoyed all year round and are often for sale in Viennese coffee shops.
German Christmas Cookies--Kokosmakronen (Chocolate Macaroons), Zimtsterne (Cinnamon/Kirsch), Spitzbuben (Raspberry Jam Filled), Vanillekipferl (Aniseseed Crescents), Schokiladen-Butter-plaetzchen (Chocolate Shortbread), and Nusstaler (Chocolate Hazelnut)! -- find German recipes in English @ www.mybestgermanrecipes.com