Viennese Crescents (almond crescents)

Viennese Crescents (almond Crescents) Recipe

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Grace Zelekovic

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@gray576

These cookies always remind me of Christmas because they were always a staple in our family's Christmas cookies :)

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH

2 c
all purpose flour, unsifted
1 c
butter or margarine softened (i always use butter)
1 c
ground, unblanched almonds
1/2 c
sifted confectioners sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
almond extract

VANILLA SUGAR

2 c
sifted confectioners sugar
1
vanilla bean

How to Make Viennese Crescents (almond crescents)

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a large bowl combine flour, butter, nuts, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and extracts. Mix until thoroughly blended. Shape into a ball.
  • 2Refrigerate dough, covered, for at least an hour.
  • 3Meanwhile, make vanilla sugar. Place sugar in bowl or small container. With a sharp, pointed knife split the vanilla bean lengthwise. Scrape out seeds, mix seeds with sugar. Cut the pod into small pieces and mix with sugar.
  • 4Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 5Shape cookies into 1 inch balls. Then take each ball and roll in palms and shape into 3 inch crescents.
  • 6Place rolls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 7Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until set but not brown. let them sit a minute before removing from sheets to cool.
  • 8Once cool to touch roll cookies in vanilla sugar

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About Viennese Crescents (almond crescents)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #Almond