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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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45 mins
15 mins
1 hr
2 dozen cookies


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • Shape dough into tiny crescents; place on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

  • 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.

  • Roll cookies in sifted confectioners' sugar when cooled.

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.

Nutrition Facts

70 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 5.6g; fat 4.9g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 39.5mg. Full Nutrition