Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cookie Count Down Day 3-Almond Crescents

Three Days to Present Time: 

Almond Crescent Cookies from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook (They taste great but I didn't get a very good picture)

Almond Crescent Cookies

1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 c sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1 c finely ground almonds (grind in the processor), use blanched almonds
2 1/4 c all purpose flour
confectioners sugar for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract and the ground almonds and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Slowly mix in the flour until incorporated, but try not to overmix.

3. Make a ball with about 1-2 tbsp of the dough and roll into ovals and then form into crescents. Place onto the parchment lined sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion.

114. Bake for 12-15 minutes until very lightly browned. Cool cookies on the sheet for 1 minute and then remove to a rack to cool completely. When cooled, sprinkle liberally with confectioners sugar.

These cookies will keep several days stored in air tight container.


  1. These sound great. Hope you and your crew have a wonderful holiday.

  2. Sounds very yummy! These pictures are very cute. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday together!