Monajean's Almond Crescents

Crescent Cookies with Almonds
Crescent Cookies with Almonds. Larry Washburn/Getty Images
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 36 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
115 Calories
8g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Monajean's cookies are made with a mixture of vanilla and almond extract, along with coarsely chopped almonds. These are nice cookies to bake for Christmas parties or holiday guests.

Only 6 ingredients go into these delicious little crescent cookies. The cookies are cooled and then rolled in sifted powdered sugar.


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, 11 3/4 ounces
  • pinch salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.

  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and 2/3 cup of the powdered sugar until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts, then add the chopped almonds. Stir in the flour and salt until the dough is thoroughly mixed.

  4. Divide the dough in half and roll each half into log 1 inch thick in diameter. Cut each log into 3/4-inch pieces, and roll each piece into a cylinder 2 inches long.

  5. Place the cookies1 to 2 inches apart on baking sheets and form into crescents — or half-moon shapes.

  6. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  7. Let cool then roll in sifted powdered sugar.

Makes 3 to 4 Dozen Cookies

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