Easy Almond Meltaways
Recipe from Family Circle

These crescent-shaped cookies flavored with almond can be prepared using just five ingredients. A generous layer of confectioner's sugar adds sweetness to this recipe.



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Yield: 3 dozen crescents
Prep Time: 10 mins
Related Categories: Christmas, Cookies, Desserts
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Ingredients
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    1/2  cup 
    (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
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    1   cup 
    confectioner's sugar
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    almond extract
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    1   cup 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/2  cup 
    finely ground blanched slivered almonds

Directions
1.
Beat together butter and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar in bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in almond extract. On low speed, beat in flour and nuts. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, 2 hours.
2.
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Pinch off pieces of dough in heaping teaspoonfuls. Roll into logs. Taper ends; bend into crescents. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
3.
Bake in 325 degrees F oven for 16 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned.
4.
Remove cookies to wire rack. While warm, dust with a generous layer of remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool completely. Sprinkle again with any remaining confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 61, Fat, total (g) 4, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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