Almond Crescents

Experience a taste of old-world charm with these delightful Almond Crescents. A cherished tradition in many kitchens, these delicate cookies are a testament to the timeless allure of homemade baking. With their buttery crumb and aromatic almond flavor, each crescent-shaped treat is a small but luxurious indulgence. Coated in a dusting of powdered sugar, these cookies offer a delightful balance of sweetness and nuttiness that is simply irresistible. Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea on a quiet afternoon or shared with loved ones during festive gatherings, these Almond Crescents are sure to evoke warm memories and create moments of joy with every heavenly bite.


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup real butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 pound sliced, then broken, almonds
  • 1/2 (scant) teaspoon almond extract


To Prepare:

Sift sugar. Beat butter until soft. Add the sugar gradually. Blend these ingredients until very light and creamy. Beat in egg and sift and stir in flour. Add almonds and extract. Chill the dough. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pinch off about 1 Tablespoon dough at a time, and roll between hands, forming into crescent shape. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until dry and crumbly, but do not let them brown. When cool, roll in powdered sugar.

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