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Vanilla Crescents

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 + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, almonds and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • 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.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool on pans 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar.
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  • maminnich
    Dec 21, 2013

    No comment left

  • Blonda10
    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!

  • Jellybug
    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.