Hungarian Vaníliás Kifli (Vanilla Crescent cookies)

Although holidays are over, I had a few requests for this yummy cookies recipe.  It's one of those "melt in your mouth cookies," very delicate, and pairs perfectly with your favorite cup of tea.  I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we have.  

It's never too late to make a cookie! 


2 1/2 cups (300g) flour

1 cup (120g) ground walnuts

1/2 cup (60g) sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 oz. (150g) unsalted butter

1 cup confectioners sugar


  • Mix the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment.

  • Add ground walnuts and flour to the butter mix, and quickly knead a firm dough.

  • Divide the dough into quarters and form four rolls, each one about 2 to 3cm.

  • Flour the worktop and cut the rolls into slices (about as thick as a finger) and form little crescents.

  • Put a Kifli on a greased baking sheet, or a sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Bake at 160°C / 320°F in a pre-heated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Or until golden brown.

  • Remove carefully.

  • Fill the confection sugar into a small bowl and dust the Kifli while they are still warm.

  • Let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack.



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