I love cookies that are different in shape than the normal round cookie. These cute little crescents are packed with almond crunch and dusted with powder sugar to give them a hint of sweetness. These cookies are not packed with sugar like your average cookies. Instead they are full of almond flavor and butter that makes them melt in your mouth. I like to compare them to my Pecan Puffs, as they have the same texture.
Ingredients: (makes 24)
1/2 Cup raw almonds, chopped
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons milk
powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sift flour into a large bowl. Add chilled butter cubes. Using your fingers blend butter into the flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir in chopped almonds and sugar.
Mix yolk and vanilla in a small bowl and mix into dry ingredients. Add milk and stir by hand until mixture is a soft dough.
Lightly knead on flour surface, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes.
After dough has chilled, pull of about a tablespoon of dough and roll into a crescent shape.
Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden. Immediately dredge with powder sugar after you take them out of the oven.