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Cinnamon Almond Crescents

I set out these cookies as we open our gifts on Christmas Eve. Before long, the plate is empty and I'm being asked to refill it!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluff. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and almonds; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls; shape into crescents. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set (do not brown).
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll warm cookies in cinnamon-sugar; cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 157 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • suefalk
    Dec 31, 2016

    Addictive! These are light, buttery cookies with a hint of cinnamon.

  • Barbara Dietrick
    Jan 16, 2011

    This was my first time making almond crescents and we couldn't stop eating them all up. Perfect!!