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Vanillekipferl are small, crescent shaped biscuits flavored with vanilla or artificial flavoring and a heavy dusting of powdered sugar, originating from Vienna in Austria. Traditionally, they are made at Christmas, but they can be enjoyed all year round and are often for sale in Viennese coffee shops. They are said to have been created in the shape of the Turkish crescent to celebrate the victory of the Austrian army over the Turkish in one of the many wars between the nations.

They are also widely baked in Germany as a part of the typical Christmas baking. Since in Germany the Advent is celebrated by several denominations of Christianity on the four Sundays preceding Christmas, many kinds of biscuits and sweets are consumed during this time and have become typical for winter time.


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