Almond Crescents

Makes ???


2 cups 500 mL butter
1/2 cup 125 mL icing sugar
2 cups 500 mL ground almonds
4 tsp 20 mL vanilla extract
6 tsp 30 mL cold water
3 cups 750 mL white flour


  1. Beat the butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Beat in the almonds, vanilla, and water.
  3. Beat in the flour.
  4. Form the dough in crescents. Roll the dough into "snakes" the thickness of a pencil and cut them into slices 5 - 7 cm (2 - 3 in) long. Bend the snakes into a crescent shape and pu them on a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 300F (160C) for about 20 minutes. Remove the cookies when the edges just start to turn brown. Don't bake more than one sheet at a time or you will never be able to get the icing sugar on them all before they cool.
  6. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, dip them in icing sugar.


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