I am very sorry for that mish mash of images, I had to go on Flickr to search for better pictures. Victoria brought home some gluten free Vanilla crescents today, but the whole family started eating them before I was able to take a few good images. Thanks to all the good photogs on Flickr.
The very first cookie every mother in Austria teaches her children to make, is a Vanillekipferl. A nut based crescent shaped cookie that is dusted with vanilla and icing sugar.
The kids all get a few balls of dough and under the careful eye of mom they would form the balls into small pinkie sized rolls before being bent into the shape of a crescent. Fond memories, fond memories. I loved baking.
Even though I am married to a Celiac, my mother to this day sends me a tin full of Kipferl every Christmas. Lauren and I polish them off usually before Christmas.
I told my mother recently to save her postage this year because GF Patisserie will make Christmas Cookies. I know there is a tin full on the way...she will never stop to send me my Christmas Hamper.
I have to tell you, dear gluten intolerant people of Calgary and surrounding areas, this Chistmas is for you. I don't say this lightly, or because Victoria is my darling, but Lauren and Victoria are baking up some magic for you. Every cookie that I have tasted so far, including the Rum Truffles, taste incredibly Christmassy (if that is a word). GO GET SOME!