Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bake Cookies Day

I, Sweet William The Scot, am joining, Daily Daisy Dog Blog in her Blog Hop.
 Kipferl cookies originate from Vienna, Austria and we love to bake them at Christmas. They melt in your mouth.

Ingredients for approx. 25 - 30 Kipferl

  • 260g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour 
  • sieved
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 100g (1/2 cup) ground almonds
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200g (1 cup) soft butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tabelspoons icing sugar to dust the kipferl
Put approximately 200g sugar into a screw-top jar, slice one Vanilla Bean, remove the pulp with a small spoon and cut the bean into 2 or 3 pieces. Add pulp and the vanilla bean pieces to the sugar. Close the jar and shake well. Let the vanilla sugar rest for a few days, shake occasionally.
  • Directions

    Mix the butter, salt, vanilla sugar and egg yolk in a bowl using a hand mixer.

    Add ground almonds and flour and quickly knead a firm dough.

    Divide the dough into quarters and form four rolls, each one about 2 to 3cm. thick. Cover the rolls with cling wrap and cool them for about an hour.

    Flour the worktop and cut the rolls into slices (about as thick as a finger) and form little crescents.

    Put the Kipferl on a greased baking sheet, or a sheet lined with parchment paper.

    Bake at 160°C / 320°F in a pre-heated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

    Remove the almond crescents carefully with a palette knife.

    Fill the icing sugar into a small bowl and dust the Kipferl while they are still warm.

    Let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack.
Yum Yum Good! Oh and the smell is wonderful!
    Why look at all my cards.  We have made a lot of friends in Blogville.
    Why we even have three presents under our Christmas Tree.
    One from CowSpotDog.
    And one from a new friend Change Is Hard.
    All were surprises to Lee and me.  They have made us smile every day.

    Thanks for being a friend  
    Traveling down the road and back again
    Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
        Signing Off
        Sweet William The Scot


  1. Hmmmm...Those cookies look delish! But how do I get Mom to stop working on the house and get into the kitchen?????

    We didn't have a puter for a while so we missed the Christmas Card exchange list. Can you email my Mommy your addy so I can send you a card? Better late than never.

  2. Those do look totally yummy - we bet your house smelled wonderful when they were baking. And look at all your totally pawsome is that!

  3. Yummy , yummy and we are drooling all over the keyboard.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. OOOH, I wish I could partake of those. My diet (vet prescribed) won't allow it. UNFAIR!

  5. THAT sounds like a FABULOUS recipe and we had mom copy it down fur us. OMD we want them NOW. THANKS fur sharing them with us.

  6. Mmmmmmm....them looks delish...but again, I has NO flour! I can't makes nuttin!

    You has tons of cards. Dat is so sweet you done gots 3 packages.


  7. The Cookies look and sound delish. I notice you have a
    Scottie Apron next to your cookie which I really like.
    Merry Christmas to you Sweet William and Lee

    1. Hi Bentley ~ I love my scottie apron! I got it at I love the fact that it is not the standard black and white. I have one of their stores near me and it was on the sale rack.

  8. Sweet William,
    They really look scrummy, although I'm wondering whether or not you got to try any! I think we might try making them actually!
    Haha, lucky you! I'm sure you'll have a super Chrimbo!
    Pippa :)

  9. Kipferl are HER FAVOURITES. SHE buys them at our Farmer's Markets every fortnight. Didn't have the recipe...thanks.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. Oh those cookies look so yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe! And our card is on its way! We were hit with two back-to-back snowstorms of over a foot-and-a-half total! We are tad bit behind in mailing! Happy Holidays!

  11. Those cookies look and sound so yummy. Mommy is baking today and I am so excited!! I loved your card that you sent and all of your cards look wonderful.

    Loveys Sasha

  12. OK, we gots the recipe copied over to word.We are gonna have Mom make some of every bodies recipe so we can build up or cookie jar for after Christmas!. So, Cookie Monster, have you eatin them all yet!

    The Mad Scots

  13. Wow, those sound delish! My Dad loves almonds so I think he'll want a batch of these fur sure. Boy, your card collection is ginormous!
    Grr and a Festive Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  14. Oh, yummers! Thank you for joining in on my very first blog hop. I never knew the name of these cookies was Kipferl. Mmmmmm...I will be helping make these this weekend. Did you get to try any cookie monster?

  15. How pretty they are! Why can't we reach a paw through the puter and help ourselves. grrrrrrrrrr

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Oh these sound yummy! Unfortunately, my new mom is not much of a baker. According to Angel Pip she messes up all recipes!

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome to blogville.


  17. Oh a Kipferl recipe! My mom had some as she was a puppy. Now she can make some for me. Her puppy :o) Many thanks!

  18. OMD just what I was looking for, going to make some for Christmas. Thanks Rockin Wills :) xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  19. Ringy-dingy-dingy, Sir William. Why, those Kipferl look delicious. It is too bad my Ma cannot all. I believe she lacks the necessary patience to measure appropriately. BOL

    Your cards look wonderful all together. Of course you have lots of friends. Why, Sir William, you are the sweetest Scot I ever did meet.

    Have a Merry Christmas!
    Your good pal,

  20. Mmmmm, I know I’m late in replying, but I’m sure I can smell those cookies baking!

    Happy Holidays Sweet William the Scot - and thank YOU for being MY friend - I’ve enjoyed your company!

  21. Hello my friend!! I hope you get to at least have a bite or two of them! Thank you so much for your calendar/card!! It's front and center on my display! Heres to a great rest of the year and the best year ever in 2014!!! You truly are the sweetest!

  22. Those cookies look yummy!

    Monty and Harlow

  23. Well I waited until this weekend to bake these cookies and boy were they good. Thanks Sweet William.