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Almond Crescents


  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 2/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • icing sugar, cocoa, chocolate


  • Cream butter, sugar and almond extract in a mixing bowl.
  • Add flour and almond flour and beat until well mixed.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Scoop small balls of cookie dough and roll between your hands to form small logs.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet and bend into crescents.
  • Bake at 375 F for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool slightly.

To decorate you can:

  • roll in icing sugar;
  • sprinkle with icing sugar;
  • sprinkle with an icing sugar and cocoa mixture;
  • drizzle with melted chocolate; and
  • dip one end in melted chocolate.