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Vanilla Crescents

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 4 dozen

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
Vanilla Crescents Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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

  1. 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.
  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.

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