"amerikaner" (German Vanilla Biscuit)

Recipe by Lalaloula
READY IN: 25mins




  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  • In a big bowl cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Little by little add the milk and the eggs.
  • In a second bowl mix flour, baking powder and starch. Add to the butter-mixture and stirr in until just blended.
  • Using 2 tablespoons drop 6 heaps of dough onto each paper-lined baking sheet (you will need 2). Make sure to leave enough space in between the heaps as dough will spread during baking.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire-rack and allow to cool.
  • If using the glaze stir together icing sugar and lemon juice and spread this onto the even side of the Amerikaner.
  • Idea: For children you can spread the curved side of the biscuit with a chocolate icing and stick slivered almonds into them to make them appear like little hedgehogs. :).