Almond Crescent Cookies

These Almond Crescent Cookies are a delightfully light cookie, filled with delicious almond flavor!

These classic Almond Crescent Cookies are delightfully delicate and sweet. The buttery cookie has a pronounced almond flavor that is sure to captivate anyone, making them the perfect Holiday cookie!

Almond Crescent Cookies:

  • Start by grinding up a cup of slivered almonds in a food processor or high powered blender.
  • If you don’t have one of those, you can substitute the ground almonds for almond flour!

Grind up one cup of slivered almonds to make these super easy Almond Crescent Cookies!

Combine some butter and sugar in a bowl or stand mixer and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Once the butter is light and fluffy, you’ll mix in some vanilla extract and almond extract.

Combine the ingredients in a mixer to make Almond Crescent Cookies!

Alternately add in the ground almonds and some all purpose flour, while using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer.

You can also use a hand mixer if that’s all you have available.

Form the cookie dough into a 1 inch ball and then shape it into a crescent shape with your fingers.

Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and then shape them into crescent shapes with your fingers.

Place them on a cookie sheet and bake until set. The cookies will be a light golden brown, and very delicate while warm, so handle with care.

Super Easy Almond Crescent Cookies

All that’s left to do is dust the cookies with some powdered sugar and enjoy!

Dust the Almond Crescent cookies with some powdered sugar and enjoy!

You won’t be able to keep your hands off of these delicate and delicious Almond Crescent Cookies! They’re so buttery and flavorful!

Almond Crescent Cookies make the best Holiday cookie treats!

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Almond Crescent Cookies

These Almond Crescent Cookies are a delightfully light cookie, filled with delicious almond flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 Cookies
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup ground almonds*
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • *Place 1 cup of slivered almonds in a food processor or magic bullet and grind as fine as you can get it with no big chunks.
  • In a mixer combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla and almond extracts and beat until combined.
  • (Remove whisk from mixer and replace with the paddle attachment)
  • Alternately add the ground almonds and flour a little at a time until a dough forms. It will be crumbly, but should stick together when pinched with your fingers.
  • Form dough into 1 inch balls and then shape into a crescent.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove to cool on a wire rack. Be careful when they are warm, they are very delicate.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and ENJOY!


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: almond, Cookie, crescent
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
21 Responses
  1. Anna

    I could find slivered almonds, but do have ground almonds. I used a cup of ground almonds and it seemed too much so I winged it and added more butter. Turned out Ok but not as soft as I would expect.

    I’m assuming half a cup of already ground almonds should be better? Could you confirm

  2. Patti

    I’ve made almond crescents before and they are delicious. I’ve also made them with ground walnuts. After the cookies cool, I roll then in powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon. They are fantastic. I prefer them to the almond recipe.

  3. Tam

    I wrapped my dough and stuck it in the fridge for a day and it was all crumbly and I couldn’t make it into balls. Any suggestions?

    1. Shawn

      You’ll want to let it come down to room temperature before trying to roll into balls. The butter is too cold and won’t stick together.

  4. Laura Small

    Hi! I’m assuming the dough will freeze well? I love to bake, but I definitely don’t need a dozen cookies lying around. I was looking for a recipe that would use up some almonds I have. This would be great! Thanks!

  5. Christina

    Hello! I’m going to make these this week! yay! I don’t have a mixer, though. Any tips on making them without? I have a hand mixer if that would work.

  6. Lucy Pireel

    Hi Kendra, this recipe came to me through an author I interviewed, when looking for a great picture of them I stumbled upon your blog. Love it!
    Hope you’re okay with me using one of the pictures and linking back to your blog for this recipe and more.

  7. MissFoodFairy

    These biscuits would be perfect with the afternoon coffee or tea. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Where can I get one of those T-Shirts!? Really beautiful

  8. Shelley

    This is an awesome recipe except I substitute Vanilla Sugar with the regular Sugar and its so delicious. They melt in your mouth 🙂

  9. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    I’m totally that chatty person at the grocery store, too! I usually shop alone, so it’s fine, but whenever my mom or boyfriend tag along, they ALWAYS make fun of me for being “one of THOSE people” haha. I love your shirt idea–too cute!! As are these crescents.. super yum!

  10. Kay Heritage

    These look so lovely, Shawn! After 4th child, I prayed so hard that I would grow another set of hands! No hands, but I agree with you….my heart if fuller. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving….

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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