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guest post by Amanda from Heartless Girl Blog
I have this amazing Austrian friend that was kind enough one year to bring me cookies that her dad made every Christmas. I've decided to remake them because they were so good!
These cookies are buttery and taste just like shortbread with a crumb texture. This is not his recipe, but these Almond Crescent Cookies are (almost) just as good!
almond crescent cookies
1 cup of ground almonds
2 cups of flour
1/4 cup of icing sugar+ 1 cup for dipping
1 cup of butter
1/4 tsp of almond extract
1 tsp of vanilla
a dash of salt
Yield: 60 cookies.
- In a mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup of icing sugar, almond extract, butter, salt and vanilla.
- Mix until butter becomes light and fluffy.
- Add in flour and almonds, stir with a spoon until dough comes together.
- Turn out onto floured surface and form into a disc. The dough might be dry but that's okay.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Make a small ball and roll into a log. Form into a crescent.
- Set oven to 325 degrees and bake for 8 minutes. Rotate pans and bake for another 8 minutes.
- Immediately coat crescents by dipping them into a bowl filled with icing sugar.
- Place on rack to cool. (This can be messy, so place a towel or place mat until racks).
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