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7 December, 2020

Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Christmas Rolls)

These vanilla Christmas rolls are of Czech origin. Their vanilla flavor combined with fresh lemon aroma and melt-in-your-mouth texture can't be missing on your Christmas Eve dinner table.
Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Christmas Rolls)

What ingredients will I need?

  • 450 g plain flour
  • 150 g ground walnuts 
  • 130 g powdered sugar + 1 cup for dusting
  • 330 g unsalted butter 
  • 2 egg yolks 
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar (20 g) + 1 package for dusting 
  • Lemon zest from 1 medium lemon (use bio lemon)
  • Pinch of sea salt 

How can I make this dessert?

  1. Take all of the ingredients out of the fridge so that they gain room temperature. 
  2. Sieve flour and powdered sugar into a large bowl. Add grounded walnuts, unsalted butter, eggs, vanilla sugar, salt and lemon zest.
  3. Knead until thoroughly combined.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and cover with a plastic wrap.  Chill the dough in the fridge for at least a couple of hours (ideally overnight). 
  5. Take the dough out of the fridge and let it sit for a while.
  6. Roll out the dough (use flour to so that it doesn't stick to the rolling board).
  7. To create these crescent cookies, I use a crescent(roll)-shaped pastry cutter to cut the cookies.
  8. Place the cookies on a baking tray (covered with a sheet of baking paper).
  9. Pre-heat an oven for 150°C.
  10. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes (depending on the crescent cookies' size) until the edges begin to turn golden. (Taste one piece to make sure they're done).
  11. Take the cookies out of the oven and let them sit for a minute. While they're still hot, cover them with the sugar-mixture. Let them cool completely on a wire rack.
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