Vanilla Half Moon Cookies
8 oz. flour
3 oz. sugar
6 oz. butter
2 egg yolks
4 oz. ground almonds
Seeds of 1.5 vanilla bean
8 oz. powdered sugar
Cut vanilla bean in half and scrape out the seeds. Mix flour, sugar, butter, egg
yolks, almonds and vanilla (1/2 vanilla bean). Make 2 strands out of the dough
and let stand in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Slice each strand into 40
Using your hands, roll each piece into an approximately 2 inches long strand,
pull ends to form a half-moon or a "C". Lay onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. Mix powdered sugar and rest of vanilla seeds (1
vanilla bean). Carefully, roll hot half-moons into sugar and vanilla mixture.
(approximately 40 calories per piece).
You can use 2 oz. ground almonds and 2 oz. ground hazelnuts for a slightly
different but delicious taste.
Makes 80 cookies