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Christmas Nut Crescents

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  Softened butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Confectioner sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Blanched ground almonds 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)

1. Beat butter with 1 cup sugar until very light and creamy.
2. Beat in water and vanilla.
3. Sift flour and salt tog ether, and work into the beaten mixture in small portions, blending each in thoroughly.
4. Blend in the almonds.
5. Using a rounded tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll portions of dough into small fat cigar shapes, then bend into crescents.
6. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
7. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F until barely fawn. Dredge at once with remaining 1/2 cup sugar while still hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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