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Almond Crescent Cookies

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Almond flavor enlivens this basic sugar cookie recipe, making it not only a good choice for entertaining, but also a nice treat for the family. This is a page about making almond crescent cookies.


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A twist on the classic sugar cookie recipe, these almond horns are perfect for a Christmas tea or enjoyed alongside hot cocoa on a snowy afternoon.

Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 6 dozen

Source: My Italian Grandmother :-)


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp amaretto
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup almonds, ground
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar


  1. Mix sugar, butter, egg, milk, and salt thoroughly.
  2. Gradually add in flour, baking powder, cornstarch and amaretto until dough is smooth and pliable.
  3. Fold in almond bits. Shape dough into small logs (about 1 inch long) and bend to form crescents.
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  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-9 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then roll in confectioners sugar.
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December 7, 20150 found this helpful

one of MY FAVORITE cookies! Will need to try it! Thanks!

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December 7, 20150 found this helpful

One of my favorite cookies! Will have to try it!

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