It’s Christmas time in Austria and  with that, traditions are galore. It’s not just about toys (or not if you get a visit from Krampus) here, but also about celebration. Traditionally, Austrians make many Christmas cookies of all varieties and last year, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board presented the world with their famous Vanilla Kipferl cookie recipe.

Take a peak at the great video here:


Want to make your own?

Here’s the recipe from the Austrian Trade Commission:


Ingredients:180 g butter
70 g of shelled and ground almonds
50 g sugar
2 egg yolks
210 g plain flour

How to make them:
Quickly mix all the ingredients to a short-crust dough and leave it in a cool place for one hour. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1 cm before cutting into small pieces and forming crescent-shaped cookies. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking tray and bake at a moderate temperature (200°C) for around ten minutes or until they turn a light brown colour. Mix icing sugar and vanilla sugar together, then toss the hot cookies in the mix.

Store the cookies in a sealed tin for several days for them to become crumbly.


Guten Appetit!