Kipferl refer to Austrian small biscuits in the shape of a crescent that is often made with ground hazelnuts and almonds. It is said that the crescent shape is supposed to commemorate the Austrian victory over Turkey in the wars between the two (2) countries. The biscuits can be enriched with a large variety of flavors, most commonly vanilla, and coated in a large amount of super-fine powdered sugar. Kipferl are traditionally baked at Christmastime, however, they are also available in coffeeshops in Vienna throughout the year. Kipferl is also a popular biscuit in Germany and like in Vienna or Austria, it is mosly baked during the Christmas season, but also available throughout the year in many bakeshops or bakeries throughtout Germany. They are usually sold in Germany in small plastic packs.

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