During the holiday season, my family tries to make a different type of cookie to keep the holidays more special and not have the same cookies every year. In these Czech almond crescent cookies, they have a rich buttery and almond flavor that melts in your mouth. They are found all over the eastern european countries and are a very popular christmas time cookie. Traditionally they are not made with an egg, however adding the egg will help make the dough more manageable during the rolling stage and the texture comes out close to the same. It is a perfect addition to the holiday cookie platter for sure.
Let the butter soften room temperature for two hours or until soft. Mix the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and both vanilla and almond extracts until combined.
Mix in the ground almonds and flour. Prepare a smooth dough. Cover and let rest for two hours in the fridge.In a food processor, grind the almonds until very fine.
Roll the dough on a floured surface with the palms of your hands to make a long snake, about 3/4" diameter. Cut the dough into 2 1/2" pieces.
Shape the pieces into crescents, put on a greased sheet pan or on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 10-12 minutes until slightly golden around the edges.
While the cookies are still warm, toss in powdered sugar. Store the cookies in an airtight container.
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