December 20, 2011

Vanilla Crescents (Vanilias Kifli)

This is one of the many recipes from back home, known in Hungarian as "Vanilias Kifli".

I love them dipped in  chocolate but you can omit the melted chocolate dipping and just roll them each, while still warm, in  the vanilla sugar.


Chocolate  crescents


Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter, unsalted
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour

2 vanilla sugar
2 tbsp confectioners sugar

3 oz. (90 gr.) semi-sweet chocolate


Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in yolks and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until well combined. Form into a ball, cover with a bowl and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.

Shape rounded teaspoonful of dough into 2-1/2 inch logs and shape into crescents. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. (Cookies should still be white in color)

 Let stand for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

Mix vanilla sugar and confectioners sugar together. While cookies are still warm, roll each into vanilla sugar.

Melt chocolate over simmering water; dip ends in melted chocolate and set on parchment paper to dry.


Makes: Yield: 3 dozens.



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