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Almond crescent cookies dusted in powdered sugar on a plate.

Easy Almond Crescent Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 1 Hour
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 30 Cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Almond Crescent Cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth sweet almond explosion of flavor. This is a fast and easy Christmas cookie perfectly suited for sharing with family and friends.


  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted Challenge Butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (138g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour (measured accurately)
  • 1 cup (128g) almond flour
  • 1/2 cup (65g) finely chopped almonds, optional
  • 1/2 cup (58g) powdered sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. You should be able to see the change in color happen and know it’s ready.
  4. Add the vanilla and almond extract and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the flour and almond flour and mix until combined. Don’t overmix.
  6. Add the almonds and fold together until combined, but don’t over-mix. The dough will be a little crumbly.
  7. Take heaping tablespoons (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) one at a time and roll into a small ball, then shape into a crescent. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until just before they begin to turn golden. I bake mine for 11 minutes.
  9. Allow cookies to cool and then roll them in the powdered sugar. You can roll them in the powdered sugar when still warm, but it will melt a bit so you’ll probably need to do it again when they’ve cooled.
  10. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

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