Simple Almond Crescent Cookies

These cookies are what Christmas tastes like, for me. Although they’re incredibly simple to make, we only have them once a year – for Christmas. And that might be the reason why I love them so much and never get bored with them. I always have to wait a whole year to have them again. But they’re certainly worth the wait! Any almond lovers out there? I guarantee you’re going to love these too!

For a few dozens of crescents you’ll need:

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 300g butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat the oven to 150ºC.

Mix all ingredients together, kneading the dough with your hands.

Form small, thin (about 1cm in diameter) crescents and place them on a baking tray. Leave some space between them – they grow a lot!

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave them on the tray for a few minutes. Then, move them to a wire rack and leave them there until cool.



They go really well with melted chocolate on top – I definitely recommend that choice of decor. Here you can find step by step instructions on how to properly melt chocolate.


Enjoy! 🙂

Check out my other Christmas recipes:

Gingerbread Christmas Trees
Simple Gingerbread Cookies
Tangerine Cookies with Coconut

18 thoughts on “Simple Almond Crescent Cookies

    1. Hmm… the cookies from this recipe are rather brittle and I’m not sure if they’d work with any kind of filling… but that gave me an idea to make something with almonds and jam in the future – thanks for the inspiration!

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      1. My memory could be playing tricks on me. Perhaps her jam cookies were another variety. I definitely remember cookies with that shape–I think they are quite popular/common in Serbia and Croatia.

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    1. Oooh, there are those recipes that use crushed cookies as one of their ingredients, these should work really well as that kind of base! I’d be tempted to give it a go, but then at the same time, these cookies are my ultimate Christmas taste and I don’t think I’d want to “waste” them, they’re just amazing as they are.

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