ALMOND CRECENT COOKIES, a CHRISTMAS DELIGHT.
Nancy J. Patrykus
If you have time to bake only one batch of delicious cookies this year for Christmas, make sure it is this one !
Almond Cresents are everything a Christmas Cookie should be.
Buttery. With a delicate almond flavor and an interesting shape.
And very easy to do.
- 1 pkg
- (10 oz.) or 2 cups blue diamond whole natural almonds
- 1-1/4 c
- 1/4 c
- white sugar
- 1 c
- butter.....slightly softened.....or room temperature.
- 1 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 1 c
- powdered sugar.........optional, but nice.
Finely CHOP remaining almonds and set aside.
Mix flour,sugar and ground almonds.
With fingers work in the slightly softened butter and vanilla extract until the mixture cleans the bowl.
Chill for about 1 hour.
Then into rolls (ABOUT 3-1/2 INCHES LONG)
Then form into crecents.
Press tops into chopped almonds.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in a 350 F. oven 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool on pan about 10 minutes.
While still warm, roll into powdered sugar, if desired.
Makes 25-30 delicious cresents.
Presentation of cokies is always important.
So be sure to use your most beautiful serving plate or platter.
I have served them with a small Santa Clause ornament in the middle of the platter.
Even a small snowman,or an angel...
Makes it look so festive!!