Vanilla Crescent Cookies
In a bowl, stir the sugar with the vanilla bean seeds.
Remove 70 grams (approximately 1/4 cup) of the vanilla sugar and place in a bowl. Knead in the flour, butter, almonds and salt until a smooth dough is formed. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Shape the dough into a log. Divide the log into walnut-sized pieces and shape each piece into a crescent. Place the crescents on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a 180°C (approximately 350°F) oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
In a bowl, stir the remaining vanilla sugar with the powdered sugar. Roll the warm crescents into the sugar mixture until thoroughly coated.