Why I Love This Recipe
I found these cookies in a Taste of Home Cookbook several years ago and they quickly became a Christmas tradition in my house. As a variation, I "ice" the bottom of the cookie with tempered chocolate.
Ingredients You'll Need
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. ground almonds
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 c. flour
2 T. cornstarch
2 squares semisweet chocolate
1/2 t. shortening
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, almonds, sugar and vanilla.
Add flour and cornstarch.
Roll into 1 in. balls.
Shape into crescents and place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 -10 min. or until lightly browned.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Melt chocolate and shortening in a microwave or double boiler.
Stir until smooth.
Dip one end of each crescent cookie into chocolate.
Cool on waxed paper.
Refrigerate for about 30 min. to firm the chocolate.