Almond Crescents
Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: 3 - 5 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup soft shortening or butter
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup ground blanched almonds
  • 1⅔ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. ground up almonds in a food processor
  2. thoroughly mix together shortening, granulated sugar, and ground almonds
  3. sift together salt and flour, then work it into the wet mixture
  4. wrap dough in plastic wrap, chill at least two-three hours
  5. roll pieces of dough until they are pencil-thick and 2 - 3 inches long
  6. form rolled dough into crescent shapes on ungreased baking sheet
  7. bake at 325 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes, until cookies are soft, not brown
  8. let cookies cool on pan
  9. mix together powdered sugar and cinnamon in a large dish
  10. while still slightly warm, carefully cover cookies with the powdered sugar/cinnamon mix
Cookies are delicate and often break. It's OK!
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