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Almond Butter Crescents

Makes about 42 cookies

Warmed with a hint of cinnamon, these delicately sweet cookies have a slightly sandy texture and taste great with a glass of Moroccan mint tea.

Almond Butter Crescents

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Robyn Valarik
 1 cup butter, softened
 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar, divided
 1/2 cup finely ground almonds
 2 cups flour
 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°. In a bowl with a mixer, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy. Add almonds and flour; mix on lowest speed until dough holds together.

Step 2

Shape dough into 1-in. balls and roll each into a 2-in. rope. On 2 large baking sheets, form each rope into a crescent, tapering to points at ends and spacing cookies about 1 in. apart.

Step 3

In a bowl, combine remaining 1 tbsp. sugar with the cinnamon; sprinkle over cookies.

Step 4

Bake until cookies begin to turn golden at edges, switching pan positions in oven halfway through cooking, about 25 minutes. Let cool on pans 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 78Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 45mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 7.5g3%

Dietary Fiber 0.3g2%
Protein 0.9g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.