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Almond Crescents #2
Submitted by Deb D. See all of Deb D.'s recipes. | February 25th, 2022

Ingredients are for 36 Cookies.
Scale It
Quantity Unit Ingredient
1 cup
3/4 cup
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
2 1/2 cups
1 cup
1 part
Additional Info:

These crescents are known as Mandel-halbmonde in German cuisine.


Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C / Gas Mark 4

Beat together butter and sugar until very light and fluffy.

Blend in almond extract and vanilla extract. Mix in flour and ground almonds.

Using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each, shape into logs and bend into crescent shapes.

Place on greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes until light brown.

Remove from oven and while still warm, roll crescents in icing sugar.

Cool on racks and store in a tightly sealed container.

Submitted by Deb D. See all my recipes. | February 25th, 2022

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