Recipe by LifeIsGood
Another recipe from German Cooking cookbook. These traditional cookies will almost melt in your mouth. To get the proper consistency in these cookies, make sure the almonds are finely ground, not chopped!
Top Review by HoneyDawn
This is a wonderful recipe! I loved that the dough was so stiff and easy to work. This is just what I was looking for, to re-create my Grandmother's lost recipe Delicious. Thank you for posting this
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 2 1⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray several cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- With a mixer, beat the butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add vanilla extract and almond extract, beat until incorporated.
- Stir in the flour and almonds. Work flour mixture into a firm dough.
- Working with 1 tablespoon of dough at a time, shape a long in the middle is thicker than both ends. Bend dough log into a crescent shape.
- Place on greased cookie sheets and repeat until all dough is used.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until light brown.
- Sift powdered sugar into a small shallow bowl.
- While the cookies are still warm , roll the crescents in the powdered sugar.
- Cool on racks.