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almond crescents

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Denise Nalepa-Hucke
Green Bay, WI

My mom always made these at Christmastime. They're delicate and do crack easily so leave enough room in the tin to cover.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These are delightfully crunchy and nutty shortbread cookies. They have a nice almond flavor. When dusted with powdered sugar, they look adorable. Add them to your cookie tray or give as a hostess gift. They're a simple cookie recipe and delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For almond crescents

  • 4 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c
    powder sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    almond extract
  • 4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped pecan or buy the pieces already chopped

How To Make almond crescents

  • Creaming together butter, sugar, flour, and extract.
    Cream together butter, almond extract, powdered sugar, and flour.
  • Mixing in pecans.
    Mix in pecans.
  • Rolling into a crescent shape.
    Roll into crescents or balls.
  • Cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    Place on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper.
  • Cookies freshly baked from the oven.
    Bake 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until the ends brown just a little.
  • Cookies cooling on a wire rack.
    Cool on rack.
  • Dusting cookies with powdered sugar.
    When cooled dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!