Our powdered-sugar-dusted butter cookie gets its crunchy, crumbly texture from finely ground toasted almonds -- and its name from its characteristic curve.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

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  • Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in egg and extracts. Reduce speed to low. Mix in flour mixture and almonds until just combined. Wrap dough in plastic; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a 4-inch log; gently shape into a horseshoe. Repeat with remaining dough. Transfer to baking sheets lined with parchment.

  • Bake cookies (rotating sheets halfway through) until pale golden, about 20 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks using a spatula; let cool completely. Transfer to waxed paper. Sift sugar over cookies. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature 2 to 3 days.

Reviews (7)

51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2018
This receipe has been made in my family for years I always used regular sugar in mixture and confect. sugar for dusting. I like the idea of adding vanilla extract and almond. So helpful to read your way and change things up a bit. Thank You
Rating: Unrated
09/19/2010
I agree Mykele! I seldom preheat oven until about 5 min. before I will use it. wastes energy.
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09/19/2010
Here we go again preheating the oven.....This recipe takes about an hour with the chilling time added to the measuring and mixing...My oven heats up just fine while I am shaping the cookies and putting into the oven. I prefer energy saving when ever possible. Mykele
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Rating: Unrated
03/29/2009
These have been one of my favorite cookies since childhood. My mom called them "almond crescents" and only made them at Christmas.
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03/29/2009
I have been using this recipe for several years, since I first saw it in the magazine. They are wonderful....I give them for Christmas partially dipped in chocolate!
Rating: Unrated
03/29/2009
I have been using this recipe for several years, since I first saw it in the magazine. They are wonderful....I give them for Christmas partially dipped in chocolate!
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Rating: Unrated
10/21/2008
Make sure the dough is cold or else you end up in a sticky mess!