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


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ 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


  • Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Blend in egg yolks and almond extract. Stir flour and almonds together then fold into butter mixture.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350F 9-11 minutes, or until they are slightly golden in color.
  • If using vanilla sugar as a topping, sprinkle heavily when still warm. Or use icing sugar instead.


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