Nelson Cookie Bake Almond Crescents

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by debbie3nelson

Traditional Holiday Favorite. Grandma Katie's Recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 236.59 ml butter
  • 354.88 ml powdered sugar (use 1/2 cup powdered sugar in recipe and remaining powdered sugar to roll cookies in after they are)
  • 4.92 ml vanilla
  • 532.32 ml flour
  • 1.23 ml salt
  • 177.44 ml finally chopped almonds


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place almonds in food processor and chop until fine. Reserve almonds to add to cookies later.
  3. Cream 1/2 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add flour and salt and mix until well blended.
  5. Add almonds.
  6. Chill dough for 2 hours.
  7. Roll dough into ¾” balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  8. Bake 14 – 16 minutes at 325 degrees. Cookies should be set but not brown.
  9. Remove from oven and immediately roll in powdered sugar. Cool, and then dip in powdered sugar again.

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