Mandel-Halbmonde (Almond Crescents)

Course : German
Serves: 8
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Ingredients:

1 cup butter or margarine
2 1/2 cups flour -- unbleached
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup almonds -- ground
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
 

Preparation / Directions:

Beat together butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Blend in extracts. Mix in flour and almonds. Using about 1 T of dough for each, shape into logs and bend into crescents. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350F until light brown. While warm, roll crescents in confectioners' sugar. Cool on racks and store in a tightly sealed container. Makes 3 dozen cookies


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