Vanilla Crescents Recipe

Vanilla Crescents picture


Cooking Time15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
SpecialityMain Ingredient


 Vanilla bean1
 Blanched almonds100 Gram (2/3 Cup, Generous)
 Flour280 Gram (2 Cups)
 Sugar90 Gram (1/2 Cup, Scant)
 Salt1 1⁄4 Pinch (1 Large Pinch)
 Softened butter200 Gram, cut into thin slivers (3/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
 Egg yolks2
 Vanilla sugar150 Gram, made from 3/4 cup sugar and the pith of 1 vanilla bean
 Vanilla bean1 (Use Pith)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4084 Calories from Fat 1951

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 224 g344.9%

Saturated Fat 109.9 g549.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 800.2 mg

Sodium 389.8 mg16.2%

Total Carbohydrates 480 g160%

Dietary Fiber 21.9 g87.7%

Sugars 247.1 g

Protein 57 g114.6%

Vitamin A 108.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 40% Iron 97.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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.