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Almond cookies with a cup of hot chocolate
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Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond Crescent Cookies are a Christmas favorite! Delicious shortbread cookies, filled with almonds & covered in powdered sugar. These are simple & elegant; perfect for cookie parties, neighbor gifts & dipping in hot cocoa. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookie, Cookies, Dessert, treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond crescent cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 98kcal


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Powdered Sugar Topping

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the chopped almonds and mix until combined. Do not over mix.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and salt until combined. Add to the butter mixture and mix until crumbly dough is formed.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until chilled.
  • Form the dough into crescents by rolling a piece out until it is finger like and about 2 inches. Form into a crescent or c-shape and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 325ºF oven for 14-16 minutes until set. Remove from the oven and cool on a baking sheet.
  • In a bowl combine the powdered sugar and cinnamon. While cookies are still warm toss in the powdered sugar mixture until coated.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg