Almond Crescents

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You can vary the nuts in these delicate cookies for different flavors. Just omit the almond extract and add another 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Makes: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1⅔ cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and ⅔ cup confectioners’ sugar together. Add vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in flour and almonds.
  • Using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie, shape dough into crescents.
  • Bake 12–15 minutes. Roll gently in remaining confectioners’ sugar while warm.

Recipe Information

Makes: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1⅔ cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and ⅔ cup confectioners’ sugar together. Add vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in flour and almonds.
  • Using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie, shape dough into crescents.
  • Bake 12–15 minutes. Roll gently in remaining confectioners’ sugar while warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories70
Total Fat4g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium0.5mg
Total Carbohydrate7g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Protein1g