Almond Crescents

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Denise Nalepa-Hucke

By
@dnhucke

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


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
about 4-6 doz.
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream together butter, almond extract, powdered sugar, and flour.
  2. Mix in pecans.
  3. Roll into crescents or balls.
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper.
  5. Bake 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until the ends brown just a little.
  6. Cool on rack.
  7. When cooled dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

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About Almond Crescents

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom



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