Almond Crescents


For 40 cookies
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup almonds, ground
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • confectioner's sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Sift together the flour and almonds.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in the almond extract and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in the flour and almonds until an even dough forms.
  5. Shape 1-tbs balls of dough into a tight ball, then roll between just the palms to form a log with a natural taper. Bend into crescents and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake15 - 20 minutes until set and very lightly browned. Gently remove to a rack to cool.
  7. When still slightly warm, roll crescents thoroughly but gently in confectioner's sugar, then shake off excess.

Storage Instructions

Store tightly covered up to one week.

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