Viennese Crescent Cookies

These delicious butter cookies are a lovely treat for family and friends when they come to visit. Or why not make batches to give as gifts?

These delicious butter cookies are a lovely treat for family and friends when they come to visit. Or why not make batches to give as gifts?

Ingredients
Makes 60 cookies

1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
1 cup ground almonds
1 cup flour
Vanilla sugar for dusting (can be replaced with icing sugar)

Method
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment. Cream together butter and sugar untillight and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg yolks until creamy. Add almonds and combine well. Add flour gradually and fold in with spatula until just combined. Put dough in the refridgerator for at least one hour to chill.

Using a portion of the dough, roll into a thin rope. Cut into small, equal-sized pieces of approximately one tablespoon. Shape into a crescent and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-16 minutes until firm to the touch, but still slightly pale.

Remove from oven and dust with vanilla sugar while still hot. Once cool, store in an airtight container.





    COMMENTS

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    halona
    9th Dec 2012
    2:18pm
    They look like biscuits to me - and yummy ones, will try them for Christmas
    PRETTY BIRD
    10th Dec 2012
    11:00pm
    They are biscuits to us Aussies halona.
    cookies to the yanks
    halona
    10th Dec 2012
    11:48pm
    Yes, hence the comment. I am tired of hearing biscuits being called cookies all the time. Next thing it will be Anzac Cookies, Tim Tam Cookies etc, etc. Sorry , will climb down off the high horse now, but it is a big gripe with me - the grandchildren keep saying "cookies" to irk me :)


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