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Vanilla Crescents

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Ingredients
  Vanilla bean 1
  Blanched almonds 100 Gram (2/3 Cup, Generous)
  Flour 280 Gram (2 Cups)
  Sugar 90 Gram (1/2 Cup, Scant)
  Salt 1 1⁄4 Pinch (1 Large Pinch)
  Softened butter 200 Gram, cut into thin slivers (3/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Egg yolks 2
  Vanilla sugar 150 Gram, made from 3/4 cup sugar and the pith of 1 vanilla bean
  Vanilla bean 1 (Use Pith)
Directions

Cut open the vanilla bean and scrape out the pith.
Grind the almonds very fine.
With a large knife, using a chopping motion, blend together the almonds with the flour, sugar, salt, vanilla pith, and butter on a work slab.
Add the egg yolk and knead to form a dough.
Chill, wrapped in foil.
Shape the dough into a cylinder and cut into 50 equal-sized pieces.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. (190°C)
Form the pieces of dough into small rolls with pointed tapering ends; shape these into crescents and place on an unbuffered baking sheet Bake on the center shelf until light brown, about 12 minutes.
Dredge the crescents in the vanilla sugar while still warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Vanilla
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes

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