Viennese Almond Crescent Cookies

Walnuts or hazelnuts also complement Viennese almond crescent cookies very well. For ease of handling and shaping, use half butter, half shortening, and don’t forget to chill the dough for a couple of hours.

ingredients for almond crescent cookies

Blanched almonds 2/3 cup
Confectioners’ sugar 1/3 cup
Unsalted butter, softened 1 cup or 8 oz.
Vanilla extract 2 tsp
All purpose flour 1 and 2/3 cups

    creaming butter and sugar

  • Cream softened butter and sugar using an electric mixer until fluffy and well combined. Then beat in vanilla extract.

  • Add finely ground almonds and mix well. Using a spatula, mix in flour until just combined.

    dough for almond crescent cookies

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into four pieces of approximately equal in weight. Work with one piece of dough and cover the rest to prevent moisture loss.

  • shaping almond cookies
    Divide each portion into 6 or 7 smaller pieces of equal size. Roll each piece into a 2-inch cylinder and slightly taper the ends. Place it on prepared cookie sheet and curve the ends to make a crescent.

    Viennese almond crescent cookies
  • Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes, or until cookies are firm to touch but still very pale.

  • Cool these little Viennese almond crescents on baking sheet on a wire rack. A generous dusting of cinnamon sugar before serving is highly recommended.

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