Vegan vanilla crescents. A simple recipe for the classic cookie in a vegan version. The delicious vanilla crescents are easy to make and only need 5 ingredients – no substitute products! Vanilla and ground almonds give the vegan cookies a particularly tasty and Christmassy taste. The vanilla crescents are super delicoius, perfect for giving away and should not be missing in a vegan Christmas bakery.
Anja’s vegan Christmas bakery …
…goes into the next round of cookies today! And with an absolute classic: vanilla crescents! Even if it takes a little more effort to shape the vanilla crescents, the effort is definitely worth it. Because vanilla crescents are actually made very easily.
Classic vanilla crescents are made from a simple shortcrust dough made from flour, sugar, butter, ground almonds and vanilla sugar or fresh vanilla. Similar to the almond and coconut cookies, the basic recipe is almost vegan. Simply replace the butter with vegan margarine and you have the recipe for vegan vanilla crescents.
How to bake vegan Christmas cookies
Like my other vegan Christmas cookies, this recipe is simple and made without substitutes. Vegan cookies can be easily baked without eggs, butter or milk. Most of the time you don’t need fancy substitute products for eggs and or other animal products to replace. And yet they taste like classic cookies as we all know them from childhood – just vegan.
I used a family recipe as a base for the vegan vanilla crescents. Like in many recipes, there is a egg in such recipes – although it is often not needed at all. This also applies to vanilla crescents, for example. A simple shortcrust dough made from flour, sugar, butter or vegan margarine, ground almonds and vanilla sugar is sufficient.
Vegan Vanilla Crescents – the details
Classic vanilla crescents contain flour, sugar or powdered sugar, cold butter, ground nuts and vanilla like vanilla sugar, fresh vanilla or vanilla extract. An egg can also be found in some recipes. The dough also works vegan: instead of butter, simply use vegan margarine and leave out the egg.
You need 5 ingredients:
- (sifted) powdered sugar
- ground almonds (or other ground nuts)
- vanilla sugar (or other vanilla flavor)
- vegan margarine.
That’s how it’s done:
Quickly knead the ingredients into a dough and leave to rest in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Then shape into crescents in portions and bake in the oven. After baking, turn the cookies, which are still warm, in a powdered sugar-vanilla sugar mixture or decorate with chocolate.
How to shape vanilla crescents:
Find the easiest method for shaping crescents. I get along best with the following method:
Shape a ball about the size of a walnut and roll it out into a small strand. Let the ends get a little thinner and finally bring them into the typical crescent shape.
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Vegan Vanilla Crescents
- 200 g flour
- 100 g ground almonds
- 80 g powdered sugar sifted
- 1 packed of vanilla sugar
- 175 g vegan margarine cold
- powdered sugar for dusting or rolling
- For the cookie dough, quickly knead all the ingredients in a mixing bowl to form a dough. Then place in the fridge for at least 60 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees top and bottom heat.
- To shape a vanilla crescent, shape a ball about the size of a walnut and roll it out into a small strand. Let the ends get a little thinner and finally bring them into the typical crescent shape *.
- Place the vanilla crescents on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes until golden *. Then take it out.
- Turn the cookies while they are still warm in a powdered sugar-vanilla sugar mixture or decorate with melted chocolate.
- Baking time can vary by a few minutes depending on the thickness of the cookies and depending on the oven.
- It is best to shape the dough in portions and keep the remaining dough in the fridge.