Almond Crescent Cookies, almond, pecan or walnut these melt in your mouth Christmas Cookie Recipe are a must make. Delicious.
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Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond Crescent Cookies, almond, pecan or walnut these melt in your mouth Christmas Cookie Recipe are a must make. Delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Christmas Cookies, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas shortbread cookies, easy Christmas almond cookies
Servings: 40 approximately cookies
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter*
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt (if you use unsalted butter add 1/4 teaspoon salt)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh almonds, walnuts or pecans
  • 2 -2 1/2 cups all purpose flour ** (if you are in Italy substitute all purpose with Manitoba Flour)

*I use salted butter, if you use unsalted then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

    Instructions

    • Pre-heat oven to 350°  
      In a large bowl beat butter until fluffy, add sugar and beat again until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add nuts, flour ** (add 2 cups to start and 1 tablespoon at a time (up to 8 tablespoons if needed See Note Above!) ) and salt.  Bring dough together with your fingers.  Break off small pieces and form into a crescent shape.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for approximately 15 minutes . While cookies are still warm roll in icing/powdered sugar.  Can be frozen.  Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg