Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray several cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  3. With a mixer, beat the butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add vanilla extract and almond extract, beat until incorporated.
  5. Stir in the flour and almonds. Work flour mixture into a firm dough.
  6. 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.
  7. Place on greased cookie sheets and repeat until all dough is used.
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes or until light brown.
  9. Sift powdered sugar into a small shallow bowl.
  10. While the cookies are still warm , roll the crescents in the powdered sugar.
  11. Cool on racks.


Most Helpful

Too flat and too much almond flavoring ---

amkrueger1 December 20, 2015

Bit two flat for a crescent cookie but easy to work with.

unclewalter1958 December 30, 2014

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

HoneyDawn December 09, 2014

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