Almond Crescent Cookies

Here’s a cookie that looks spectacular and tastes even better.  If you love almonds, this may be on you “favorites” list.  The dough comes together fast and the results will leave you really pleased.  Be sure to make a batch or two for your holiday parties!  This recipe makes approx. 3 dozen.

Cream:
2 cups Butter, softened
3/4 cup Sugar

Add:
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract

Stir in:
3 cups AP Flour
2-1/2 cups Almond Flour*
1 tsp. salt
 

Chill the dough for at least one hour.  Scoop out 1-1/2″ balls.  Roll the dough into a cylinder and shape with fingers.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Cool completely.  I keep mine in the freezer and shake them in a bag with powdered sugar before I serve.

*Almond Flour used to be only accessible at specialty baking stores, but now, you can find it in regular grocery stores in the baking aisle.  If you can’t find it in your store, finely grind the almonds with 3 Tabl. of Flour in a food processor – and you have almond flour!

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About bakingway

Baker/Pastry Chef for over 25 years.

Posted on December 3, 2010, in Cookies, Nuts, Recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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