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.
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