12 Weeks of Christmas Treats ~ Almond Crescent Cookies

I’ve joined the blog hop 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats hosted by Brenda Thompson from MealPlanningMagic.com.  If you’d like to join us, please fill out the form on Brenda’s blog.

To start off the twelve weeks I’ve made these Almond Crescents from a recipe that my friend and neighbor had given me after she gave us some of these cookies last Christmas.  The recipe is easy to make, the cookies are lovely and have a great presentation.

The chocolate and green frosting drizzle is great for Christmas.

Almond Crescent Cookies

Yield:  48 crescents                 Cook Time:  8 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies:
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Drizzle:
1/2 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate baking chips
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon water
green or red food coloring

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and 1 cup powdered sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment.  Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy.  Mix in egg yolks and almond extract.  Reduce speed to low and and gradually mix in flour.
  3. Shape the dough into crescents about three inches long and half an inch thick.  Place formed cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes (the cookies will barely change to golden on the bottom).  Do not over-bake as this will dry out the cookies.  Let cookies cool completely before adding drizzle.
  4. To make the chocolate drizzle, melt the chocolate and drizzle over the cookies.  To make the icing glaze, mix the powdered sugar with the water.  Add drops of water to reach the right consistency to drizzle over cookies.  Add green food coloring for Christmas.

Cookie recipe adapted from neighbor Marla.

12 Weeks of Christmas Treats Blog Hop

Week 1, September 27, 2012

Powered by Linky Tools

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

About these ads

14 thoughts on “12 Weeks of Christmas Treats ~ Almond Crescent Cookies

  1. Thanks for joining our Holiday Cookie Exchange at Tumbleweed Contessa. these look so pretty. I can’t wait to try this. Drop by my kitchen anytime. Love to visit with you.

I'd love for you to leave a comment. I enjoy reading them all.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s