These delicious Gluten Free Vanilla Crescent Cookies (otherwise known as Vanillekipferl) are a delicious holiday cookie that everyone loves!
They are perfect for gluten free cookie exchanges and holiday parties…but really, why wouldn’t we just enjoy these all year long? They melt in your mouth and are my kids’ favorite gluten free cookie!!
I love this time of year when it is all about the holiday cookies. This year I have been exploring cookies from other countries and trying to see if I can re-create them in a gluten free version. Sometimes this works out really well, other times it turns into a big flop!
Mr. Fearless Dining’s family is all around Europe so I like asking them for their favorite holiday cookie recipes.
Vanillekipferl cookies originated in Austria, but these crescent-shaped cookies are hugely popular in Austria and Eastern Europe. I knew this was the perfect cookie to remake gluten free because I use nut flour quite a bit in my baking naturally.
You can make this easy vanillekipferl cookie recipe with
- almond flour
- hazelnut flour
- walnut flour
You are going to love how easy these vanillekipferl cookies are to make. Sometimes, simple recipes are the best.
I will also surprise you by telling you that you can make these cookies and freeze them too! I wasn’t sure if these cookies would be freezable, but I put a bag full into the freezer to keep from eating them too quickly. They were completely fine. (They even taste great frozen!)
These Austrian Vanillekipferl cookies are also perfect for a cookie exchange party, or any holiday party! Here are more delicious gluten free cookie exchange cookie ideas you can bring to the party!
Are you ready to see how easy these gluten free Austrian cookies are to make?
First, add the gluten free flour blend, almond flour (or a different nut flour of your choice) and butter to a food processor.
Your flour mixture will be grainy with the tiny butter pieces. Add the wet ingredients to this mixture.
Use your hands to mix the dough until it forms a ball.
Roll long rolls with the dough. I would say make them about 1/2 inch thick. Break them into 3-inch pieces and bend into a crescent shape.
Line the cookie dough up on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet and bake. When they come out of the oven, move them to a cooling rack and allow them to cool. Next, roll each cookie in powdered sugar.
More Delicious Gluten Free Cookie Recipes To Try:
- Gluten Free Ginger Cookies
- Easy Macarons
- Gluten Free Butterscotch Madeleine Cookies
- Gluten Free Gingerbread Linzer Cookies
Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- Gluten Free Flour Blend. This is my favorite blend and it works beautifully with gluten free recipes.
- Finely ground almond flour.
How to make gluten free vanillekipferl cookies:
These are a delicious, melt in your mouth gluten free Vanillekipferl cookie
In a food processor, add flours and cold butter.
Pulse until the mixture is grainy.
Add to a bowl. Mix in the eggs, vanilla, powdered sugar, salt, and almond milk. (Note coconut milk also works well.)
Hand mix the dough with your hands until you have a stiff dough.
Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Break chunks of dough off and roll like making a snake.
Break off pieces and bend into a crescent shape. Add these crescents to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
When the cookies are cool, roll them in powdered sugar.
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