Almond Crescent Cookies

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

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A very basic tea cookie recipe. They’re very buttery with a pronounced almond flavor.
cook Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

What's in it


1 cup of butter, room temperature
2/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of almond extract
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of almond flour (can substitute ground almonds*)
1/4 cup of powdered sugar for sprinkling

*You can use slivered, blanched almonds and grind them up, but you will have a very crumbly, hard to work with dough. It’ll still taste good though.

How to cook it


  • Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the extracts and mix.
  • Add the flour and almond flour. Mix thoroughly.
  • Take generous tablespoons of the dough (it will be slightly crumbly) and roll it into a small ball, about an inch in diameter, and then shape into a crescent shape. Place onto parchment paper and bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until a light golden brown.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.
  • Optional: For added decadence let the cookies cool and dip one end of them into some melted chocolate, then let the chocolate harden.