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
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
1/2 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate baking chips
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon water
green or red food coloring
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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