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Viennese Almond Crescents

viennese almond crescents Dessert
Viennese Almond Crescents
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 40

Rooted in tradition, these Viennese Almond Crescents are deeply reminiscent of the cookies your grandma use to make—it might even be the same exact recipe. All it takes is one bite of these light and airy cookies and memories of Christmases past will come flooding back. Dusted with powdered sugar like fresh fallen snow, we think it’s almost impossible to eat just one of these melt-in-your-mouth masterpieces. This traditional Austrian dessert can be enjoyed after dinner with a hot cup of coffee and can be the standout treat on your Christmas cookie tray. The secret for the delicate crumb of these cookies? Almond meal—try making your own in a food processor with sliced almonds and sugar. For a flavor boost, try adding a splash of almond extract to the dough. Nothing compares to these sweet little crescent moons, and once you try this recipe, we think you’ll be making these for many Christmases to come. MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 22, 2019
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

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

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