Crisp, delicate almond cookies. A Christmas Favorite!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together shortening, butter and almonds. Sift in flour and salt. Add vanilla.

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  • Chill dough until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).

  • Roll dough with hands into 3 inch lengths, pencil thick. Form into crescents on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until just slightly brown -- about 16 minutes. Cool on pan

  • While still slightly warm, carefully dip in a mixture of confectioner's sugar and cinnamon. These are extremely fragile cookies -- handle with care!

Nutrition Facts

97.7 calories; 1.2 g protein; 8.3 g carbohydrates; 6.8 mg cholesterol; 35.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
Like alot of the other reviewers I rolled into balls instead of crescents. I used 1 teas almond extract instead of vanilla. Baked for about 20 min to make sure they were firm enough to hold together when rolling. I rolled in powdered sugar while still warm and then again when cooled so they look prettier. These are alot like wedding cookies. Very easy and oh so goooooood! Thanks Beth! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2004
The dough was very sticky and difficult to work with even after being in the refridgerator for a long time and the addition of more flower. "Extemely fragile" is an understatment. Most of them crumbled when they were touched after they were completely cool. The backed cookies were sour tasting - the powdered sugar dusting made them tolerable. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
Like alot of the other reviewers I rolled into balls instead of crescents. I used 1 teas almond extract instead of vanilla. Baked for about 20 min to make sure they were firm enough to hold together when rolling. I rolled in powdered sugar while still warm and then again when cooled so they look prettier. These are alot like wedding cookies. Very easy and oh so goooooood! Thanks Beth! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
Like alot of the other reviewers I rolled into balls instead of crescents. I used 1 teas almond extract instead of vanilla. Baked for about 20 min to make sure they were firm enough to hold together when rolling. I rolled in powdered sugar while still warm and then again when cooled so they look prettier. These are alot like wedding cookies. Very easy and oh so goooooood! Thanks Beth! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2006
Was having problems with the dough falling apart After reading the reviews I found I was not the only one. I decided to add 1/3 cup of sugar and also 1 tsp of Almond flavering as well as 1 tsp vanilla. Also baked for 20 mins. They turned out incredible.. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2004
The dough was very sticky and difficult to work with even after being in the refridgerator for a long time and the addition of more flower. "Extemely fragile" is an understatment. Most of them crumbled when they were touched after they were completely cool. The backed cookies were sour tasting - the powdered sugar dusting made them tolerable. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2003
Very yummy I let them cool completly also before rolling them in the sugar mixture. I added almond extract as well as vanilla. Next time I will add a little bit of sweetener to the cookies even thought they taste great they could use a little sugar. Loved the recipe thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2007
I have been baking this recipe since 2002 very delicate flavoured cookies. My family and friends love these every year and are a big favorite. I have also tried substituting Coco powder for the Cinnamon for a light chocolate flavour very nice. However if you like something super sweet like Sugar Cookies or Choc Chip the flavour might be too light for you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
AWESOME COOKIE!!! Everyone LOVES them! They melt in your mouth!! I even made them with lemon & maple! Just a GREAT recipe! I wrote this one down & put in my recipe box!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
will definetly make again Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2009
I tried the recipe as it is written and the person who wrote it forgot to mention in the first line to mix the sugar with everything else. I only used the sugar on top when they were done. I couldn't figure out why they didn't taste the same as my mother inlaws until I went back to the recipe. So 2 batches tasted like flour and salt. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2007
This recipes is one I will never make again...not only was it very difficult to form the cookies but once the cookie had baked it tasted like sawdust...If you particularly like that taste then this recipe is for you! If not don't waste your time!!!!!! Read More
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