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Austrian Almond Crescents

Austrian almond crescents

Looking for a new cookie recipe to make during the holiday season?  Our Austrian Almond Crescents only take 30 minutes to prepare and are lighter than traditional holiday cookies.  Serve them alongside a hot beverage, like coffee or tea for a tasty treat!

Austrian Almond Crescents

Yield:  24 cookies

Time:  30 minutes plus cooling

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup/2 oz. confectioner’s sugar plus additional for dusting
  • ½ cup/4 oz. buttery spread
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup/2 ½ oz. finely ground, toasted, slivered almonds
  • 1 ¼ cups flour, plus additional for rolling

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Stir together the confectioner’s sugar, buttery spread, and almond and vanilla extracts until well combined.  Stir in the ground almonds and flour.  Sprinkle additional flour onto a work surface.
  3. Roll the dough out into a cylinder about  ¾” in diameter.  Cut into 24 pieces.
  4. Pinch the edges and bend into a crescent shape.
  5. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking tray.
  6. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle with additional confectioner’s sugar and let cool.

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About Buttery Spreads

Experts agree on one important step to promoting better health: Swap out sources of saturated fat and cholesterol (hint: think solid animal fats) for healthful unsaturated fats (think plant-based oils).

These healthy oils, often referred to as “good fats” can be found in:

  • Nuts & seeds
  • Certain vegetables and fruits, like avocados
  • Extracted from plants in the form of vegetable oils

Soft spread margarines, which are made from vegetable oils, are an excellent source of heart-healthy unsaturated fat.