From the Balkans to the great plain of Central Europe, you may find these traditional Christmas cookies in the shape of a crescent moon. Easy to make, these cookies become even yummier after 2 to 3 days—but only for those who can resist long enough! Bake them along with your children and let them dip half into softened Nutella® hazelnut spread for an even greater taste!
Split the vanilla bean lengthwise with a knife; scrape out seeds or use vanilla extract if desired.
In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla seeds/extract; stir in flour and almond flour until dough comes together. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Take small amount of dough and roll into crescent shape; place on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
Repeat with remaining dough to make 16 cookies.
Bake on center rack for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven; let cool completely on baking sheet.
Meanwhile, scoop Nutella® hazelnut spread into a small bowl set over small pan of boiling water; let stand for about 5 minutes or until softened. Dip half of each cookie into Nutella® hazelnut spread; let stand for about 20 minutes or until cool.
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