Almond Crescent Cookies

Body+Soul, December 2009
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 2 hours
  • Yield Makes 3 dozen
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  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole blanched almonds, finely ground
  • 5 ounces (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Vanilla sugar, for rolling


  1. Beat all ingredients until combined, about 2 minutes. Let rest at room temperature for 2 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a crescent shape. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat. Bake until light golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on trays for 10 minutes. Roll in vanilla sugar.

Cook's Note

To make vanilla sugar, split two vanilla beans and place in an airtight container with 2 cups sugar. Let stand overnight and up to 3 months.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (11)

  • sugarlover28 24 Sep, 2011

    yum I made these and they were so easy!

  • NicoleA 7 Sep, 2011

    Has anyone tried to make these using Earth Balance? I am allergic to all dairy (butter, cheese, milk, etc) so that is what I have to use. These sound so yummy! I will make them and be the guinea pig

  • drmgrl 5 Sep, 2011

    Is it possible to post the nutritional content, or at least the serving size since these are supposed to be under 200 calorie treats?

  • Walli 31 May, 2011

    I use Dr. Oetker vanilla sugar mixed with icing sugar, and have done this for 50 years now. Roll cookies while still hot.

  • redwine48 7 Sep, 2010

    Sorry, no you can't use Splenda. It doesn't have the same texture as sugar. It is a little too coarse and it doesn't pick-up the vanilla flavor as well as sugar. I know this because I tried to use Splenda for something and it was a disaster. It look awful and tasted about as bad. From then on I've stuck to the real stuff. These cookies are very good, especially with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

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  • cerine 22 Mar, 2010

    Thanks ,newbie and Laurita..
    I think I'll add few drops of almond extract to the dough..To add some flavor.
    I'll let you know the results.

  • Laurita_74 16 Mar, 2010

    1 tablespoon = 15 gr =)

  • Laurita_74 16 Mar, 2010

    One tablespoon is 15 gr =)

  • newbie28 13 Mar, 2010

    8 tbls is a 1/2 a cup and a 2 tbls is 1/8 cup you're better off cutting the stick where they indicate the measurements

  • cerine 13 Mar, 2010

    Ten tablespoons butter , that's equivalent to 3/4 cup or what?