Thursday, December 20, 2012

Almond Crescents

My favorite Christmas cookies. 
Though lately I've been making them for King's Day, January 6th,
and hiding a bean in one of the cookies for a lucky eater to find
and then be crowned King for the Day.
The last sweet taste of our Christmas holiday
before ordinary life engulfs us once more.

Preheat oven to  350°F.


¾ cup powdered sugar

Add the sugar gradually and cream with:

1 cup butter


2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup almond meal

Knead in by hand until completely mixed:

2½ cups sifted flour

Chill the dough and roll it to a 1- inch thickness.  Cut with crescent cookie-cutters.  Bake on parchment papered cookie sheet at 350° until slightly golden – about 15 minutes.  When baked, dip in:

powdered sugar

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