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Almond Crescents

Jon
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| Servings: 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup soft butter
  • ½ cup soft margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup ground blanched almonds
  • 1 2/3 cup sifted flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Decoration

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Mix the butter, margarine, sugar and ground almonds till a smooth paste is formed.
  2. Add the sifted flour and salt a little at a time.  Do not add all the flour at one time as you may not need it all.  The dough needs to be firm but yet stay together for the shape.
  3. Chill dough for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Roll a handful of dough with hands to resemble a pencil……….that thickness also.
  5. Cut into 2 ½ inch lengths and form into crescents on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes or until set.  Do not let them brown.
  7. Let cool on the baking sheet for a bit then place them on cooling racks and sift the powdered sugar over.

My notes: Mom’s recipe, Christmas cookie

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