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Snow-Covered Crescents Recipe

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From El Dorado, Arkansas, Dorothy Smith shares these tasty almond cookies coated in powdered sugar. "They're quick, easy and delicious," she assures.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 96 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in extract. Combine flour, oats, almonds and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Roll level tablespoonfuls of dough into ropes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets and curve into crescents. Bake at 325° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool; roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Snow-Covered Crescents in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 96 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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