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Vanilla Crescents Recipe

Vanilla Crescents Recipe

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 YIELD:48 servings


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated 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


  • 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. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 75 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Blonda10 User ID: 7531826 213609
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!"

Jellybug User ID: 53068 153362
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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