Almond Crescents

Almond Crescents
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: About 6 Dozen (24 servings)

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.

See Also​
Walnut Crescent Cookies

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

Cream butter; gradually beat in 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, the almond extract, flour, almonds, and salt. Blend well. Chill.

Heat the oven to 300° F (150° C/Gas 2). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.

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.

Combine the remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar mixture.

Makes about 5 to 6 dozen cookies.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
161 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)