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Gluten Free Austrian Vanilla Crescent Cookies

Sandi Gaertner
These are a delicious, melt in your mouth gluten free Vanillekipferl cookie
4.9 from 28 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 106 kcal


  • 1 ¾ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter
  • ½ cup almond flour * see note
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond milk


  • ¾ cups powdered sugar


  • 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 350º F.
  • 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.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn't contain Xanthan Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your cookies grainy.
  4. To make these cookies dairy-free, use dairy-free vegan butter.
  5. These cookies will keep up to 4 days. You can also freeze them in a large freezer-safe zip style baggie!


Serving: 1gCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 52mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 136IUCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free crescent cookies, gluten free vanillekipferl
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