Festive Polish Crescent Biscuits

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    These almond flavoured biscuits are slightly sweet, packed full of buttery goodness and incredibly moreish. The addition of almonds give the biscuits a delicious crunch. Serve with a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 24 cookies

    • 225g unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 25g blanched almonds, chopped
    • 210g plain flour
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and almonds; mix a few seconds until well incorporated. Stir in the flour until a dough forms.
    3. Roll the dough into a rope 1.75cm thick. Cut the rope into 7.5cm long pieces. Shape the cookies by rolling each piece back and forth while pressing down gently with two fingers on each end until the piece is about 12.5cm long. The dough piece should be plump in the centre and thinner on its ends. Repeat with remaining biscuits.
    4. Place the biscuits onto a baking tray, bending the ends toward each other to form a crescent 'C' shape. Bake in preheated oven until the edges have turned golden brown, about 20 minutes. Dust immediately with icing sugar, then cool completely on a wire rack.

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    Really great. I made double quantity and they disappeared in minutes. Everybody loved them! I made them with wholemeal flour, instead of plain, but they still came out great.  -  24 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are so yummy. I think I may have cooked them a bit too long as they flattened out a bit more than I thought they would, but they still taste fantastic!  -  15 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very delicious  -  08 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)