Vanilla Almond Crescents
30 mins (prep 20, cooking 10)
8 ingredients
36-48 servings
I grew up with mom making these treats only at Christmas. I was the one who got to taste the ones that broke. These are Extremely Fragile. But they are great. I have gotten compliments from people who don't like almonds. When I moved out of moms, I had to BEG her for the recipe. It is from an authentic German cookbook that Mom has had since she was a young woman. She had to translate ingredients and the measurements for me. The almonds need to be blanched and slivered. Prep time doesn't include the time to Blanche and sliver the almonds if you buy them with the skins on. At the end of the directions, is the directions for making vanilla sugar if you do not know how.

Categories:  <-30-mins , hand-formed-cookies , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks, room temperature not melted)
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup almonds (blanched, no skins, and ground fine-an electric food grater works best)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (1/2 c splenda works also)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (or pure vanilla extract-not imitation)
  • 1 (16 ounce) of sifted 10x powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar (more or less to taste)


Serving Size (34.95 g)
Servings 36
Amount per Serving
Calories 166.74 Calories from Fat 78.84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.76g 485.06%
Saturated Fat 3.65g 657.18%
Trans Fat 0.22g %
Cholesterol 14.13mg 169.56%
Sodium 1.19mg 1.79%
Total Carbohydrate 21.47g 257.7%
Dietary Fiber 1.45 g 208.18%
Sugars 15.91 g %
Protein 2.22g 159.59%
Vitamin A 164.9IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 21.4mg% Iron 0.46mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
vanilla sugar, vanilla sugar