December 18th, 2010

Vanillekipferl(without nuts or almonds)

VanillekipferlVanilla crescents without nuts or almonds? And then made with margarine instead of butter, too?

When baking for friends and family members with special diets like lactose free and with as less histamine as possible you have to consider some details: You can not use any kind of nuts and diary products are not permitted.

But what is Christmas without Vanillekipferl? To me this cookies belong to Christmas like candles and Christmas trees. So I started to search the web for alternative recipes. I found few and all said that the crescents are not as brittle as the original version. I could not accept this and started to create my own recipe basing on my usual Vanillekipferl-Recipe.  I replaced the almonds with starch which made the cookies as brittle as the Kipferl made with almonds.

Vanillekipferl (without nuts or almonds)


  • 170g flour Type 405
  • 65g starch
  • 55g sugar
  • 1 Tps homemade vanilla sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 125g Margarine


  • 100g sugar grind with 1/2 Vanilla bean in a food processor

Knead all incredients for the dough and chill for 1 hour in the fridge. Form to small crescents (about 14g each) and bake at 175°C  for 12 min. Let cool a little bit and roll in vanilla sugar while still warm.

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  2. anie's delight December 20th, 2010

    Ich muß ja auch auf diese ganzen Zutaten verzichten. Ich habe meine Vanillekipfel in diesem Jahr mit Erdmandeln, die Wurzeln und keine Nüsse sind, gebacken. Das geht super gut und man richtiges Vanillekipferl-Feeling.

  3. Barbara December 18th, 2010

    Heutzutage muss man immer kreativer werden, diese Unverträglichkeiten nehmen ja dermaßen zu… Toll, dass Du so erfolgreich warst mit Deinem Versuch, sieht lecker aus!


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