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Almond Crescents III Recipe

Almond Crescents III

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"Crescent shaped cookie with one half dipped in chocolate."

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Original recipe makes 5 - 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. Mix together shortening and confectioner's sugar and water. Stir in flour, salt, vanilla and almonds. Mix well.
  2. Form dough with hands into 3 inch lengths about pencil thin.
  3. Bake on ungreased sheet in a preheated 300 degrees F oven (150 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
  4. While cookies cool, melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave. When cookies are completely cool, dip one half in melted chocolate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2003

Great Recipe. I substituted 1 tsp. almond extract for more almond flavor and kept only 1 tsp. vanilla extract. - Excellent :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2008

I'm not sure what I did wrong but my cookies were awful. They tasted liked shortening and nothing else. :(


9 Ratings

Dec 08, 2003

the kids love helping with all cookies... the fun with these was dipping the cookies we also rolled them in finely chopped nuts mmmm

Dec 15, 2007

Excellent cookies, very easy to make. As suggested before, I used a tsp. vanilla, and a tsp. almond extract. I will definitely make these again!

Nov 18, 2004

this cookie was great...i wasn't too sure with all the shortening vs. butter...but it did turn out very well...I went ahead and added almond flavoring instead of vanilla for that added almond flavor... I shaped mine like crescents and while still alittle warm, I rolled them in 10x sugar. a very delicate cookie. Next time I might even play with 1/2 butter 1/2 shortening.

Dec 16, 2011

So DELICIOUS!!! These cookies are rich and delicate. Just what I was wanting! I used half butter and half butter flavored shortening - worked wonderfully and the flavor is incredible. I also increased the sugar to 1/2 cup and added 2 teaspoons almond extract and 1 teaspoon vanilla. I just dusted them with powdered sugar this time but I will try the chocolate next time. And there WILL be a next time, these cookies are fantastic!


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  • Calories
  • 63 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

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

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