German Vanilla Crescents Mini
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Vanilla Crescent Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Baking, Christmas Recipes, Cookies, Sweets, Vanilla Crescent, vegan
Servings: 25 Cookies


Vanilla Crescent Cookies

  • 250 gr Spelt Flour
  • 130 gr Vegan Butter
  • 100 gr Ground Almonds
  • 80 gr Brown Sugar
  • 70 gr Cashew Butter
  • 1 packet Vanilla Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon OPTIONAL
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 pinch of Salt

Powdered Sugar Mixture

  • 1/2 packet Powdered Sugar
  • 1 packet Vanilla Sugar


  • Mix spelt flour, ground almonds, brown sugar, vanilla sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon together in a mixing bowl. Mix melted butter and cashew butter in a separate mixing bowl.
  • Then mix the liquid into the dry ingredients. It is best to knead everything well with your hands.
  • Let the dough rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • In the meantime, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and mix it with vanilla sugar.
  • Then roll the cookie dough and cut the rolls into slices. Shape the slices into crescents.
  • Do not place the vanilla crescents too close together on the baking paper. Bake the vanilla crescent cookies for 10 - 12 minutes.
  • Now let the cookies cool down shortly. Either you roll the vanilla crescents in the powdered sugar mixture or you use it to dust them from all sides. The vanilla crescents break easily when they are warm, so I think dusting is the easier option. By the way, the icing sugar does not stick well on cold vanilla crescent cookies.