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The crescent shape of these cookies is a little more trouble, but it makes them unique.

Marion Sullivan, Charleston, South Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living October 1997

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Credit: Tina Cornett

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Process almonds in a food processor until ground.

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  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add almonds and extracts; beat at low speed until blended.

  • Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition.

  • Divide dough in half; wrap each portion in plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour. Roll level teaspoonfuls of dough into ropes; place ropes 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bring ends of each rope toward center to form crescents. (Keep remaining dough chilled and ready for shaping.)

  • Bake at 300° for 17 minutes; cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Gently roll in powdered sugar, and cool completely on wire racks.

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