Almond Crescent Cookies

You know those people that start random conversations with you when you’re just trying to decide on what type of toothpaste to buy?

That’s me.

Not the one buying the toothpaste.
The one talking to you about the cilantro in your cart.
Hi.

 

At least that used to be me when I only had 3 kids.

I know I’ve mentioned this before… but for some reason adding just one more kid throws your whole life into a fire-blazing tail-spin of death and torture.

Ok, not really…

Now I don’t have time to “accidentally” bump into your cart and start random grocery cart chit-chat. I have to chase my almost-two-year old down the isle. Which leads you to telling me that “I have my hands full.”

Then I never really know how to respond.

Until one of my lovely readers suggested something… but I never have the courage to say it cause I am afraid of confrontation.

So I made a shirt.

Pretty sweet right?

If you need one, let me know.

The only problem I see with the shirt is that people are going to stop talking to me…

and start staring at my chest.

That’s a “small” issue…

But I guess we all make sacrifices to get our point across now and then.

One thing I will never sacrifice are cookies.

With the Holidays among us cookies are the perfect way to show love to your neighbors, family, friends, teachers, and random people you bump into in the grocery store.

These classic Almond Crescent Cookies are delightfully delicate and sweet. The buttery cookie has a pronounced almond flavor that is sure to captivate anyone.

So if you see me heading towards you in the store, don’t go running the other way… I just might have some cookies for you!

Almond Crescent Cookies

Yield: makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup ground almonds*
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. *Place 1 cup of slivered almonds in a food processor or magic bullet and grind as fine as you can get it with no big chunks.
  3. In a mixer combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and beat until combined.
  5. (Remove whisk from mixer and replace with the paddle attachment)
  6. Alternately add the ground almonds and flour a little at a time until a dough forms. It will be crumbly, but should stick together when pinched with your fingers.
  7. Form dough into 1 inch balls and then shape into a crescent.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove to cool on a wire rack. Be careful when they are warm, they are very delicate.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar and ENJOY!
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Comments

  1. Kay Heritage says:

    These look so lovely, Shawn! After 4th child, I prayed so hard that I would grow another set of hands! No hands, but I agree with you….my heart if fuller. :) Happy Thanksgiving….

  2. these look so cute and festive… perfect for the holidays! thanks for sharing.
    Katie at http://www.ohshineon.com

  3. I’m totally that chatty person at the grocery store, too! I usually shop alone, so it’s fine, but whenever my mom or boyfriend tag along, they ALWAYS make fun of me for being “one of THOSE people” haha. I love your shirt idea–too cute!! As are these crescents.. super yum!

  4. I made these a week or two ago and I just love them. I could eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  5. This is an awesome recipe except I substitute Vanilla Sugar with the regular Sugar and its so delicious. They melt in your mouth :)

  6. These biscuits would be perfect with the afternoon coffee or tea. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Where can I get one of those T-Shirts!? Really beautiful

  7. can you use almond flour in place of regular? and is it that same amount?
    thanks Kendra

  8. Hi Kendra, this recipe came to me through an author I interviewed, when looking for a great picture of them I stumbled upon your blog. Love it!
    Hope you’re okay with me using one of the pictures and linking back to your blog for this recipe and more.

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