|Cut vanilla bean in half and scrape out the seeds. Mix flour, sugar, butter, egg
yolks, almonds and vanilla (1/2 vanilla bean). Make 2 strands out of the dough and let
stand in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Slice each strand into 40 pieces.
Using your hands, roll each piece into an approximately 2 inches long strand, pull ends to
form a half-moon or a "C". Lay onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. Mix powdered sugar and rest of vanilla seeds (1 vanilla
bean). Carefully, roll hot half-moons into sugar and vanilla mixture. (approximately 40
calories per piece).
You can use 2 oz. ground almonds and 2 oz. ground hazelnuts for a slightly
different but delicious taste.