Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe

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Ratings
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 48 Cookies (48 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
109 Calories
7g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48 Cookies (48 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 28mg 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.)

Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside—these delightful crescent cookies are packed with nutty flavor. The crunchiness comes from the sliced almonds, which toast while the cookies are baking. The softness comes from making them with almond paste. Everything is heightened by dipping the tips in dark chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 ounces almond paste
  • 6 ounces almonds (sliced)
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat oven to 350 F.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  2. Lightly grease a baking pan.

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  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt with a whisk in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  4. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.

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  5. Add eggs one at a time and mix in between each one.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  6. Either grate or cut small pieces of the almond paste into bowl. Mix until almond paste is almond completely combined with butter.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  7. Gradually add flour mixture until all is combined. 

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  8. Slightly crush almonds and add to a large plate.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  9. Pinch off 1 1/2 teaspoons of dough. Roll into a ball and then into a cylinder and roll in the crushed almonds.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  10. Shape into crescents and place on a baking sheet.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  11. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes and move to racks for complete cooling

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  12. While cookies are cooling, prepare an area with parchment or wax paper.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  13. In a bowl, combine the chocolate chips and shortening. Melt in microwave for 1 minute. Stir and continue to melt in 10 second increments until chocolate is completely melted.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  14. Dip each end of cookies into chocolate and place on parchment-covered area.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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  15. Allow cookies to air dry before serving or storing cookies in an airtight container.

    Almond Paste Crescent Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate Recipe
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