Vanilla Almond Crescents Vanilla Almond Crescents

Author: Canadian Living

These delicately flavoured and textured cookies are fast and simple to make. Be sure not to overprocess the dough.

  • Portion size 50 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2008


Vanilla Sugar:


Vanilla Sugar: Split vanilla bean and scrape out seeds; place seeds in food processor. Add sugar and process until fine and blended. Transfer to small bowl.

In food processor, pulse together flour, almonds, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the vanilla sugar and salt. Add butter and vanilla; pulse just until mixture comes together, about 30 seconds. Press into ball. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Shape dough by scant 1 tbsp (15 mL) into crescents, tapering ends slightly. Place crescents, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 10 minutes.

Spread remaining vanilla sugar in shallow dish; gently place cookies in sugar and turn to coat. Let cool completely on racks.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 24 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 70.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g


  • Iron 2.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
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