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Dec 25, 2004



Hi, nice to see so many entries from u aft your finger got cut... am glad! These cookies look very interesting! I shall have to try out your dad's vanilla crescents one day! Thanks!


Hallo Johanna,

genau dasselbe Rezept für den Vanillekipferl-Teig verwende ich auch - ich stimme dir zu, es sind die besten! :-)

Liebe Grüße aus dem verschneiten Bayerischen Wald


I wish you a happy new year and want to ask something, the cocoa beans look very delicious and I'll try them as soon as I get home but I couldn't see any sugar in the recipie might have you forgotten or is that the way it is. really nice site I'll keep on reading :)) pinar from Turkey


hi pinar - thanks for noticing! it was really an oversight... i guess i was trying to make them healthier than they actually are! have corrected my mistake and hope you will like them as much as we do!


I just discovered this blog (thru clotilde's) and wow! will visit more! the vanilla crescents are also part of the family tradition in my inlaws. My step mom-in-law is German. Last year, I finally got to make her promise to give me the recipe (family guarded secret more than 200 years old hehehe) but I have yet to get it - we are all still on vacation till end of this week. I will give your dad's recipe a try soon ;-) winter is for baking, non?

Samantha Pereira

Thanks Johanna for these recipes, can't wait to try them! By the way do you think that substituting arrowroot or even plain flour would work instead of corn starch for the mocca beans one? Happy Advent wishes to you all, love Samxxx


Hi sam, 

I am pretty sure arrowroot would work too but I havent tried it before. Yes plain flour should work also, it might make it cheesier but thats just a guess. Try it and let me know please!


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