Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is one of our family's traditional holiday cookies. The recipe was handed down from my grandmother. It's a very delicate cookie, great with milk.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter, salt, vanilla and 1/4 cup confectioner sugar.
  2. Add flour; stir to blend.
  3. Stir in almonds and knead lightly.
  4. Shape into crescents.
  5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Do not let them get browned.
  7. While hot, roll in confectioner sugar.
Most Helpful

Rich, buttery and oh so tender! These are the perfect holiday cookies. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for sharing.

CruellaDeVille December 03, 2012

My version called for 1/2 lard, 1/2 butter. Incredibly flaky, but the time I tried it I did NOT like the lard taste. One could replace 1/2 or less of the butter with vegetable shortening for flakiness -- and handle as little as possible, like pie dough! A family favorite X-mas treat.

als12 December 09, 2007