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Chocolate Almond Butter Crescents

No recipe image available.Delightful crescent shaped cookies. Half of each cookie is coated in chocolate, and its other half with powdered sugar.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sifted cocoa
1 1/4 cups butter
2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups very finely chopped almonds*
1 1/4 cups (8 ounces) semisweet or white chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine flour, salt and cocoa. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and almonds. Mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Chill dough several hours.
  3. Using 2 heaping measuring teaspoons for each cookie, shape dough into crescents.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  6. To decorate, melt chocolate over low heat. Dip half of the cookie into melted chocolate and let cool on wax paper.
  7. Cover dipped end with wax paper and sprinkle remaining cookie half with powdered sugar.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.

*Tip: Use food processor or blender to finely chop almonds.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.