Holiday Almond Crescents and Walnut Cakes

Almond Crescents

A holiday favorite! Always a hit! Walnut Cakes are also scrumptious. Make them both and watch them disappear!

Makes about 5-6 doz

Oven: 325-350

  • Mix together:
  • 1 c. butter or margarine (Earth Balance)
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2/3 c. ground almonds
  • Sift together and mix in:
  • 1 2/3 c. flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Chill dough. Roll with hands into pencil thick pieces, about 2 inches long.
  • Form into crescents and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake 14-16 min. until set, not brown. Cool on pan.
  • While slightly warm, roll in 1 c. confectioners’ sugar mixed with 1 tsp.cinnamon.

Walnut Cakes

  • Follow recipe for Almond Crescents, except use chopped walnuts. Roll in 1” balls
  • And bake 10-12 min. Roll in confectioners sugar. Cool and roll in confectioners sugar again.