Almond Crescent Tea Cookies | dessert, holiday, christmas cookies, holiday treats, cookie, powdered sugar, scandinavian, easy, homemade

Perfect for an afternoon tea break, these almond shortbread cookies are a delightful midday pick me up. Each little crescent cookie has a hint of sweetness and bright almond flavors that make it hard time stop at just one. Give ‘em a generous dusting of powdered sugar for a touch of elegance or a wintery, Nordic vibe. Any time of year is just right for these tasty treats!

Need a gift idea? Tuck your little almond beauties in a pretty box for a yummy surprise. Great for the holidays, teacher gifts, thank yous, and even baby showers!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Chocolate Dipped. Skip the powdered sugar and dip one side of the cookie in melted chocolate.
  • Sprinkle love. Give your cookies a festive touch with your favorite sprinkles. Break off a piece of dough, roll in sprinkles, and shape as usual.
  • Go Coconuts. Once you’ve shaped your dough, press a mixture of shredded coconut flakes and slivered almonds on the top of each cookie and bake.

Almond Tea Cookies | dessert, holiday, christmas cookies, holiday treats, cookie, powdered sugar, scandinavian, easy, homemade

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Almond Tea Cookies | dessert, holiday, christmas cookies, holiday treats, cookie, powdered sugar, scandinavian, easy, homemade

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Almond Crescent Cookies

Preparation 10 m Cook Time 20 m Serves About 24 cookies     adjust servings

Delicious with tea, perfect for the holidays, these beautiful crescent cookies are a traditional classic.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract or almond liqueur
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until very light and fluffy. Add almond flour, flour, vanilla and almond extract. Mix together until a slightly crumbly dough forms. Press 3 tablespoons of dough into the palm of your hand, squeeze, then gently place on a parchment-lined Good Cook Baking Sheet, and mold the cookies into crescents.

Bake at 350ºF for 9-12 minutes for a soft cookie. For a slightly crispier cookie, bake 15-20 minutes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm. Allow to cool before serving.

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