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Almond Crescents I Recipe

Almond Crescents I

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"Light almond tea cookie ... crescent shaped."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream butter or margarine with powdered sugar until light.
  2. Mix in brandy and water.
  3. Chop almonds and set 1/2 cup aside. Add the rest of the almonds to mixture. Stir in flour and mix well.
  4. Chill dough until stiff enough to mold.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  6. Shape dough into crescent shapes (Use about 1 teaspoon per cookie.)
  7. Dip into additional chopped almonds
  8. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 12 - 15 minutes.
  9. Cool on wire racks about 5 minutes. Option: Roll gently in additional powdered sugar after cooling.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2004

Delicious - everyone loves them! You don't have to make them in crescent shapes. I prefer to make them as little round cookies, or as little ball cookies - it doesn't matter.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 31, 2006

A bit too much flour, I'm going to reduce the amount if I make a next batch.


9 Ratings

Jun 23, 2007


Nov 25, 2008

A delicious cookie! Yummy! Thank you so very much for this recipe! An oldie but goodie.

Jan 05, 2009

just nothing special

Mar 25, 2013

This is not a very sweet cookie unless you roll them in the powdered sugar. Try one after baking, see if you like it or not as is, then play around with how much powdered sugar you want to add. I shook the cookies up in a bag of powdered sugar to get a nice thick layer of sweetness. Rolling the dough in the almonds was a bit of a hassle for me, next time I'll just add the full 1.5c to the dough/batter. I used my food processor to chop the almonds and in the future I'll process until the almonds are completely ground up - I prefer a more homogeneous cookie. 2c flour worked out well and I didn't need to chill the dough.

Jul 11, 2014

I agree with Monica. Since it's not a sweet cookie, just powder it with sugar. It adds to its sweetness. Chilling the dough makes it easier to roll though. I love it with my morning coffee. The cookie jar does not ran out of it. I love it.

Jan 04, 2013

My husband loves these cookies. They bring him back to his childhood!


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  • Calories
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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