Vanilla Crescents Recipe
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Vanilla Crescents Recipe

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These cookies are especially cozy at Christmastime, but are wonderful all year long. Try them dipped into hot tea or coffee.—Cara McDonald, Winter Park, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 75 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, almonds and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Divide dough into four portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 24-in. rope. Cut crosswise into twelve 2-in. logs; shape each into a crescent. Place 1-1/2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool on pans 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Vanilla Crescents in Taste of Home December 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 75 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

These turned out pretty good and taste like an almond shortbread. Easy to make. I want to freeze a few to see how they freeze and thaw. Plan on having them with tea.

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

Just made these little gems this weekend for the first time; definitely will not be the last! Not too sweet and great texture. Loved them!

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

These cookies were easy to prepare and delicious to eat!. I doubled the ingredients and gave them out to friends in my senior complex. I printed the recipe and placed it with the cookies.

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