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[Recipe] Almond Crescent Cookies

Aren't these almond crescents the prettiest little cookies you've ever seen? I love that they're so dainty and shimmer a bit with their dusting of sugar. These cookies are perfect for the holidays.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups ground almonds
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds chopped into slightly smaller pieces
  • 1 cup quick dissolving sugar fruit sugar


  • Mix flour, sugar and ground almonds in a large bowl.
  • With fingers, work in butter and vanilla until the mixture no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl.
  • Chill the dough for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Taking about 1 Tbsp of the cookie dough (or the size you wish), form dough into a log and shape into a crescent moon (thicker in the middle and forming slightly-rounded points on the ends).
  • Press the tops of the crescents into the chopped sliced almonds.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on pan for about 10 minutes.
  • While the cookies are still warm, roll them in the fruit sugar until coated.
  • Important: The cookies are very fragile while warm so I usually put the fruit sugar into a bowl, place the cookie on top of the sugar and then use a spoon to generously sprinkle the cookie with sugar. Tap off excess sugar.