almond crescents
The almonds can be ground in a coffee grinder, then lightly toast them. This recipe works with hazelnuts also.
The vanilla sugar that these are usually rolled in can be found in a German delicatessen, or icing sugar can also be used.

Almond Crescents

Course Dessert
Keyword almond crescent, almonds, cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ cups almonds toasted, cooled then ground

Optional toppings:

  • Vanilla Sugar
  • or
  • Icing Sugar
  • or
  • Melted Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Blend in egg yolks and almond extract. Stir flour and almonds together then fold into butter mixture.
  2. Divide dough into 4 pieces and chill for 30 minutes. Roll out one piece of dough into a rope shape about 1 inch thick. Cut along the rope every 2 1/2 inches. Shape pieces into crescents by tapering ends and curving each. Place 1 inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350F 9-11 minutes, or until they are slightly golden in color.
  4. If using vanilla sugar as a topping, sprinkle heavily when still warm. Or use icing sugar instead.

 

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