Almond Crescents II: A Delicious Almond Cookie Recipe

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Almond Crescents II: A Delicious Almond Cookie Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 13, 2023

Indulge in the delightful taste of Almond Crescents II, a classic American cookie recipe. These buttery and nutty crescents are made with ground almonds, butter, and powdered sugar. They are perfect for special occasions or as an everyday indulgence. With a preparation time of just 30 minutes, you can enjoy these delicious cookies in no time. They are a great addition to your holiday cookie platter or a sweet treat to share with friends and family. Follow this simple recipe to make these scrumptious almond crescents.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, for coating


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the ground almonds, flour, vanilla extract, and salt to the bowl. Mix until well combined and a soft dough forms.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Remove the dough logs from the refrigerator. Unwrap and cut each log into 1-inch pieces.
  6. Shape each piece into a crescent shape and place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet.
  9. While still warm, gently roll each crescent in powdered sugar until coated. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, roll the cookies in powdered sugar again for a final coating.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Almond crescents are also known as almond horns or almond crescent cookies.
  • These cookies have a delicate texture and a rich almond flavor.
  • They originated in Austria and are commonly enjoyed during the Christmas season.
  • Almonds are a good source of healthy fats, vitamin E, and protein.