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.
- 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