Almond Cresents (Grandma's Receipe)
- 1 package (10 oz.) or 2 cups Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar, optional
Measure 1 2/3 cups almonds. Whirl in blender or grind fine. Finely chop remaining almonds and set aside. Mix flour, sugar and ground almonds. With fingers work in butter and vanilla extract until mixture cleans bowl. Chill about 1 hour. Roll dough into balls (about 1 1/4 inches), then into rolls (about 3 1/2 inches long), then form into crescents. Press tops into chopped almonds. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 350 degree oven 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on pan about 10 minutes. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar, if desired. Makes 25 to 30 crescents.