Viennese Almond Crescents

These classic almond cookies, shaped like crescents and dusted with powdered sugar, are perfect treats for gift-giving – or serve them as a traditional Austrian dessert.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 40

1 2/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2/3
cup almond meal
1/4
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
cup powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix flour, almond meal and salt, stirring well with wire whisk. In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until blended. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
  • 3 Shape dough into 40 (2-inch) logs; bend logs to form crescent shape. Place crescents 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

To make your own almond meal, process 1 cup sliced almonds with 1 tablespoon sugar in a food processor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.