Almond Crescents

Almond Crescents
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: About 6 Dozen (24 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
161 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 6 Dozen (24 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 161
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 22mg 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.)

These cookies are flavored with vanilla and almond extracts. The warm crescent cookies are rolled in a vanilla-flavored confectioners' sugar mixture.

These cookies are perfect for the winter holidays. Add them to your holiday cookie list.


  • 1 cup butter (softened) 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (confectioners', divided)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour (sifted)
  • 3/4 cup almonds (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Cream butter; gradually beat in 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, the almond extract, flour, almonds, and salt. Blend well. Chill.
  3. Heat the oven to 300° F (150° C/Gas 2). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
  4. Shape dough into crescents, using about 1/2 tablespoon for each cookie. Place cookies on prepared baking sheets and bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until set and lightly browned on bottoms.
  5. Combine the remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar mixture.

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