Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

My grandmothers recipe for my favorite cookies. She always makes them around the holidays and are part of my holiday memories.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add nuts, mix in flour.
  3. Refrigerate ½ hour.
  4. Form crescent shaped cookies (or any other shape with cookie cutter) 1/4" thick.
  5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees until lightly browned.
  6. Grind vanilla bean and mix with powdered sugar.
  7. When cookies are cool, sift sugar mixtures over cookies.
Most Helpful

5 5

Fabulous biscuits (cookies). Light and crisp, with a delicious coating of vanilla-scented sugar, but no discernible taste of almonds. I just cut mine into diamonds because I was in a hurry. The biscuits took a little under 15 minutes to cook. My only criticism of the recipe is the vast quantity of icing sugar specified for dusting - I put it all on, and it looked like a snowstorm, so next time I will half the quantity. Highly recommended (especially if you cut them into prettier shapes than I did!). Reviewed for Pick A Chef, Fall 2007.

4 5

These cookies taste very good. Everything worked out well, but speaking as a person with minimal baking experience, I do wish the recipe had contained a little more detail. I followed Syrinx's advice re: baking time, as well as halving the icing sugar. Honestly, even cut in half I had a ton left over. The cookies themselves are buttery and tasty. Similar in taste to my mother's shortbread cookies, with a unique texture. The definitely have a festive flavour. I'll happily make these again. Made for PAC Spring '08