Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

These little gems will melt in your mouth! Recipe is from Family Circle. The dough must refrigerate for 2 hours (not included in prep time).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together butter and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar in bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in almond extract.
  2. On low speed, beat in flour and nuts.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, 2 hours.
  4. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Pinch off pieces of dough in heaping teaspoonfuls.
  5. Roll into logs and taper ends; bending into crescents.
  6. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in 325 degree oven for 16 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned.
  7. Remove cookies to wire rack. While warm, dust with a generous layer of remaining confectioners' sugar.
  8. Cool completely then sprinkle again with any remaining confectioners' sugar.
Most Helpful

These just weren't very good in my opinion. The almond extract adds too "fake" a flavor. I've tried other almond crescent recipes that relied on just almonds for the flavor and they seemed to have a much better and more natural taste.

Annie Dangerous December 31, 2009

The dough did not roll very well so we just did regular cookies with it. I think the dough was too cold. It took quite a bit longer to cook them. We were making another recipe and forgot about them due to the extended cooking time. Even overcooked, they were really good; like a perfect little tea cookie.

GzNKz4evr December 26, 2009

Great meltaways. I made them and chilled but ran out of time so they sat overnight. Next day I baked them. Mine took longer but turned out great. Will make these every year.

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