Perfect Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies

Vanilla crescent cookies, or Vanillekipferl, are arguably among the most popular Christmas cookies in Europe. And how could they not be? Tender, crumbly, slightly sweet almond cookies rolled in fragrant vanilla sugar, it simply doesn’t get any better than this. Vanillekipferl as we know them today are said to have originated in Vienna, Austria, though their history is … More Perfect Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are magical. They combine the joy of baking and the excitement of building something from scratch with the fun of playing and decorating (and, let’s be honest, eating a whole bunch of candy while you’re at it is another huge perk). Whether you are making one to entertain your kids or to indulge your inner child, … More Gingerbread House

Candied Almonds

In Germany, candied almonds are traditionally sold at fairs and Christmas markets. They are made fresh on the spot and packaged in small paper bags, so you can enjoy them while they are still warm and super crunchy. The good news is, you can easily make candied nuts at home in just 20 minutes. All you … More Candied Almonds