Saturday, June 12, 2010

Almond Crescent

A crunchy, almond flavored cookie.

makes 2-1/2 dozen

1 cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup blanched, ground almonds
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Blend in vanilla and almond extract. Mix in flour and almonds. Using about 1 tablespoons of dough, roll into logs then bend into crescents. Place on cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms and edges start to brown. Let cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle warm cookies heavily with powdered sugar.