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Homemade Vanilla Biscuits Lena

Updated: Mar 9

  • This recipe is how I make vanilla and my mum, too, they are very delicious. Very delicious, fragrant and soft cookies. These cookies are made on the eve of the New Year holidays in Serbia and everyone loves them. This is one of the best recipes. Follow recipe.

Ingredients: mold 30 cm round, simple, total time: 80 min.
  • 320 g flour

  • 250 g butter or pig fat (homemade lard)

  • 3 eggs

  • 250 g ground walnuts

  • 180 g of sugar

  • 1 bag of vanilla sugar/ 10 g

  • 1/2 lemon zest

  • 1 juice of 1 lemon

  • 60 g ground hazelnuts

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  • 1 cup powdered sugar for sprinkling

  • apricot jam

  • 2 bags of vanilla sugar/ 20 g

  1. Mix butter or lard with a mixer, then add sugar, work again with a mixer.

  2. When you have done that, add 3 egg yolks that you separated from the egg whites, (egg whites will be needed later), add walnuts, vanilla sugar, lemon peel and lemon juice, mix well. Then gradually add flour to the mixture, now do it with a spatula and then go to work with your hands to knead the vanilla dough.

  3. When you have worked out and got a nice smooth dough, transfer it to the work surface, flour the work table a little so that the dough does not stick to the dough. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 8 mm with a rolling pin, take the mold and take out the rolls.

  4. When you are done, arrange them on the baking tray.

  5. Now take the egg whites, beat until you get a thick mixture. Then take out the egg whites with a spoon and apply only the upper part of the roll and sprinkle them with hazelnuts where you put the egg whites.

  6. Apply egg whites and hazelnuts only on the upper part of the vanilla, although you can also use the lower ones if you want.

  7. When you are done, bake them at 160 °C for 10–15 minutes. Must not be darkening, the dough must be white and beige!

  8. After baking, roll them in powdered sugar mixed with 2 bags vanilla sugar.

  9. Arrange them on a tray, after 2 days they are best because they soften.

  10. I believe you like the recipe and that you will make vanilla in the future. Serve. Buon appetito!

NOTE: Instead of hazelnuts, you can also put half a walnut from the shell as a decoration. It's better for me like this. Grind the hazelnuts, that goes without saying;)

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