Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond crescents, little almond cookies shaped into crescents and dusted with powdered sugar.

Side view of a close up of almond crescent cookies.
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This week's Christmas cookie is presented to you by guest author Garrett McCord. ~Elise

When I was a child my parents hated me enough to put me into a table manners class called Ms. Etiquette. I learned to say please and thank you, how to identify nine types of forks, and all of it culminated in a High Tea final exam.

The tea party was boring as heck, but there were these delicious little almond crescent cookies.

Almond crescents are a very basic tea cookie recipe. They're very buttery with a pronounced almond flavor. Matched with a cup of Earl Grey or Almond Rocker they're a great excuse to call over friends on a rainy day for a small tea party of your own.

Overhead view of crescent cookies on parchment paper in a pan.
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Almond Crescent Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 30 servings

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 cup almond flour (can substitute ground almonds*)

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for sprinkling

Method

  1. Beat the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix.

    Mixing ingredients to make almond crescent cookies.
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  2. Add the flour and almond flour. Mix thoroughly.

    Mixing dry ingredients for almond crescent cookies.
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  3. 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 a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

    Dough for almond crescent cookies pressed on a person's hand.
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    Rolling almond crescent cookies in a ball in a person's hand.
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    Shaping almond flour sugar cookies over a baking sheet covered in parchment.
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    A baking sheet with almond flour sugar cookies ready to be baked.
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  4. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until a light golden brown.

    Baked almond flour sugar cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
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  5. Dust with powdered sugar.

    For added decadence let the cookies cool and dip one end of them into some melted chocolate, then let the chocolate harden.

    Dusting almond flour sugar cookies with powdered sugar.
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    Side view of a plate of crescent cookies.
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
135 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30
Amount per serving
Calories 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 41mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.