Elegant Almond Crescents

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 50


1 (8-ounce) can almond paste
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg white large
1 teaspoon anise extract
2 to 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 egg white slightly beaten
1/3 cup almonds chopped slivered


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a baking sheet set aside.

Place almond paste in a small saucepan and break into small pieces. Add 1/4 cup sugar and 1 large egg white. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in anise extract. Cool slightly.

Transfer almond mixture to a cutting board knead in powdered sugar for 1 to 2 minutes or until dough is easy to handle. Shape dough into twelve 1 1/2-inch balls, then shape each into a 4-inch crescent. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheet. Brush tops with beaten egg white, being careful not to drip onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Carefully transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container for one day to mellow before serving.

*If desired, use 1/2 teaspoon almond extract in place of anise extract.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 50
Calories from Fat: 21

This Elegant Almond Crescents recipe is from the Cookie Creations Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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