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Almond Crescents II

"Crisp, delicate almond cookies. A Christmas Favorite!"
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Ingredients

servings 98 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (6 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Mix together shortening, butter and almonds. Sift in flour and salt. Add vanilla.
  2. Chill dough until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  4. 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
  5. 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


Per Serving: 98 calories; 6.8 g fat; 8.3 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; 7 mg cholesterol; 35 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 toge...

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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 ...

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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 toge...

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 ...

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 ...

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, e...

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!!

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 ...

will definetly make again

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 t...

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...