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Almond Crescent Cookies

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe I make almost every Christmas. I got it from a coworker about 20 years ago. It's a big hit with those who like almonds."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 70 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen cookies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter and confectioners' sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt; mix briefly to incorporate. Gradually stir 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour into the creamed butter, add almonds, and mix until dough is just combined.
  3. Shape dough into tiny crescents; place on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake cookies in preheated oven until edges are golden, about 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Roll cookies in sifted confectioners' sugar when cooled.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • If your kitchen is warm, the dough can be challenging to shape. Chill dough for 1 hour or overnight to make it stiff enough to handle.
  • The cookies are delicate, so it is best to layer them between wax paper when storing and arrange on a platter in a single layer when serving.
  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 70 calories; 4.9 g fat; 5.6 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 40 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I’m surprised these don’t have more reviews! These are really good. I participate in a cookie exchange every year and everyone always hopes I make these again. I have actually rolled them out a...

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Followed the directions to a t. 8 minutes into baking I now have a sheet cookie. Somehow I think the butter ingredient is wrong versus the flour amount.

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I’m surprised these don’t have more reviews! These are really good. I participate in a cookie exchange every year and everyone always hopes I make these again. I have actually rolled them out a...

Amazing recipe. I added an extra tsp of almond extract because I love the taste of almonds. I also didn't use a measuring cup for the confectioners sugar amount, I did it by eye which I enjoyed ...

Followed the directions to a t. 8 minutes into baking I now have a sheet cookie. Somehow I think the butter ingredient is wrong versus the flour amount.

very easy to make and best of all it tasted delicious. Love this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

These turned out very tasty. The full recipe made 17 crescent cookies using a cookie scoop. They are a nice sized cookie as they expand quite a bit in the oven. My only change was cutting back t...

i made the Almond crescent cookies just like the recipe said and they were a hit.. they brought back pleasant Holiday memeories... i will definitely be making them again thank you so much

These are amazing, the only change I made was to toast the almond before chopping them.

The cookies hold their shape well. Need to add a little more sugar and watch the oven for browning on the bottom. Overall, good flavor.

Just made the dough & it's impossible to form , si right now it's in the fridge!!!!