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Almond Crescents [Dec. 7th, 2005|10:17 am]
What's for dinner?
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1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup ground blanched almonds
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Mix together shortening, butter and almonds. Sift in flour and salt. Add vanilla.
Chill dough until firm.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
Roll dough with hands into 3 inch lengths, pencil thick. Form into crescents on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until just slightly brown -- about 16 minutes. Cool on pan
While still slightly warm, carefully dip in a mixture of confectioner's sugar and cinnamon. These are extremely fragile cookies -- handle with care!
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