Makes approx. 50
300g plain flour
250g butter, chopped, softened
100g pure icing sugar, plus extra 15g
100g ground almonds
15g vanilla sugar
Combine flour, butter, icing sugar and ground almonds in a large bowl, kneading until a dough forms. Transfer to a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap then set aside in a cool spot for 2 hours to rest.
Preheat oven to 180ºC conventional (or 160ºC fan-forced). Divide dough in 2 and roll out each portion until about 1.5cm thick. Cut off small pieces, roll into small logs then shape into crescents. Place on a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until light brown.
Combine extra icing sugar and vanilla sugar in a large bowl. Add hot biscuits and toss to coat. Serve.