Vanilla Crescent Cookies – Vanilkové rohlíčky

Here is the promised third Czech Christmas Cookie. You can find a similar recipe in the December issue of Sauveur magazine, although they call it an Austrian cookie, which raised my blood pressure. Luckily there are bloggers out there who will correct these mistakes.

Anyway, these cookies have a deep walnut flavor, buttery richness, and are amazingly tender. That is what makes them my favorite. Beware – you can  eat an awful lot of these before you know it. They’re that good.

Vanilla Crescent Cookies – Vanilkové rohlíčky


Makes about 60 cookies.

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of butter


  • In a food processor, grind the walnuts until they form a crumbly paste.
  • In a large bowl (of a stand mixer if you have one), combine the ground walnuts and the other ingredients. With the paddle attachment, or with your fingers, blend until a smooth dough comes together.
  • Form the dough into a ball, then shape it into a disc and put it into the fridge for 30 min to rest.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F/190° C.
  • Cut the dough into ½” strips, roll them into a rough log shape and then cut those into ½” slices.
  • Roll the small slices and then curl them to make a crescent shape.
  • Place them on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown.
  • Let them cool and dust with powdered sugar to serve. Enjoy.


4 Responses

  1. Szia Velerian, BUÉK! Ilyet mi is szoktunk csinálni, még hogy Cseh! Hahaha :)) Az viszont tuti, hogy nem osztrák! és az is tuti, hogy NAGGGYON finom!
    Figyuka, az direkt van, hogy a videon és a leírásban más mennyiségeket adsz meg? pl. a videon van tojás a leirásban nincs; az egyik helyen 1 adag vajat említesz a másikon meg kettőt.
    Ah jut eszembe! Abban a jó kis gyűjteményetekben van esetleg aranygaluska recept is? Nagyon érdekelne!
    Üdv a hideg Budapestről!

  2. en ezt mindig is ugy tudtam hogy ezek az edessegek a cseh csaladom reszerol vannak es a karacsonyi menu meg a magyar :). 1 tojas kell, a vajbol anyi kell amenyi a leirasban van. aranygaluska nincs de ami lesz az daubneres pogacsa … mar honapok ota experimentalok :), nektek is buek!

  3. Mmmmm! looks like the ones my grandmom Borocz made! do you have a recipe for kifli? we always had them around Christmas, sweet pastry with a center of lekvar or apricot jam, and also rosettes (tender fried snowflakes dusted with powdered sugar)

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