Almond Crescents and @Cookies4Kids Cancer

Yay!  Bonus Friday recipe!!  I have my reasons.  The first is that these are myyyy favorite cookies to make and eat at Christmas, so I had to share with you.  The second is that I am going to the cookie swap with the moms’ group at my church today, and these are the cookies I am bringing (though I am going to bring a few Sugar Cookie Bars, Chai Cut Outs, and Coco-Doodles, just for the heck of it, but these are my main one), and if anyone likes them, I figure blogging about them is the easiest way to share the recipe…

Almond Crescents | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #cookies #christmascookies #almonds

And third, I was to bring everyone’s attention to a very worthy cause cause – Cookies for Kids Cancer.  A number of great brands, such as Glad, OXO, and King Arthur Flour are teaming up to match all donations from Bake Sales, Cookie Exchanges, and individual donations, with all money raised going towards the fight against pediatric cancers.  A large group of bloggers, led by Lindsay and Taylor from Love & Olive Oil, participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  All the participants made a small donation, and sent a batch of cookies to three other participating bloggers.  Then, earlier this week, they all posted their recipes and about the cookies they received, with the goal of not only raising money, but also bringing attention to Cookies for Kids Cancer.  Unfortunately, not being part of the blogging world last Christmas, I had not heard about this awesome event.  So I figured the least I could do was get the word out there, and point you all in the right direction if you would like to make a donation.  But I am SOO in next year!  We also registered our group’s cookie exchange, and I plan to make a donation myself!

Almond Crescents | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #cookies #christmascookies #almonds

Gotta be honest – other than using more chocolate, and dipping in sprinkles, this isn’t my recipe.  But since I love it so much, I had to share with you!  And I really can’t wait to share these cookies with the ladies because they are my absolute favorite.  Slightly nutty, buttery and crisp, but still soft.  Oh, and dipped in chocolate and sprinkles!  Perfect with a glass of milk…

Almond Crescents | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #cookies #christmascookies #almonds

Wait, this is a more accurate representation of my plate…

Almond Crescents | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #cookies #christmascookies #almonds

OK, I lied.  I’ll really only have a few,  But I make up mine special, and they all look like this…

My Almond CrescentDo you have a charity you like to donate to, especially around the holidays?

Almond Crescents
 
A buttery, nutty, slightly crisp, yet soft cookie, dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 c (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c ground almonds
  • 8-10 oz. dark, milk, and or white chocolate
  • Sprinkles, colored sugar, mini chips, etc.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place butter and sugar in large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, and cream together at medium high speed.
  3. Reduce speed to low, and gradually add flour.
  4. Stir in nuts.
  5. Refrigerate dough for about 15-20 minutes, or until easier to handle.
  6. Using about 1 T dough for each cookie, shape into crescents, and place onto baking sheets.
  7. Bake 12 to 15 min. or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool on baking sheets 2 or 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  9. Melt chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  10. Dip one end of each cookie in chocolate, then decorate with sugar, sprinkles, etc., as desired.
  11. Place cookies onto wax paper until chocolate is firm.

Enjoy!

Almond Crescents | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #cookies #christmascookies #almonds

This recipe was shared with: Crazy Sweet Tuesday

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Comments

  1. says

    G’day! Your cookies remind me from my childhood, true!
    Thank you for allowing me to re live those memories through your photo today too!
    Had difficulty with your authorization required in leaving a comment…thought you would like to know…
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net
    Viewed as part of Helene’s Christmas Cookie Collection 2013

  2. says

    Yum!! These are one of my favorite cookies too!! Im imagining myself eating these with a huge glass of milk! haha :)

    Thanks for linking up to the Life of the Party! Im going to feature this tomorrow in an “Easy Homemade Christmas Desserts” roundup!

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