Mandulás kifli – Almond crescents

by | Jul 5, 2019 | Breads, buns & biscuits

Most of the time the best cookies are the ones that are made with simple ingredients. Turn to this almond cookie recipe when you want something quick and easy.

Almond crescent (or vanilla crescent as it’s often called in Hungary) was an emblematical cookie of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy that used to be made for Christmas. The cookie’s half moon shape symbolized the Hungarian victory over the Turks.

Today these cookies are made for any occasion throughout the year, not only for Christmas. Instead of almond you can use walnut or roasted hazelnuts. The crescents are usually rolled in vanilla sugar, but dipping the ends of the crescents into dark chocolate is also a popular decorating technique.

Almond crescents - Mandulás kifli
Almond crescents – photo: zserbo.com
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