Almond Crescent Cookies

Recipe from: MarthaStewart.com

Makes 3 dozen

1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole blanched almonds, finely ground
5 ounces (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Vanilla sugar, for rolling


Beat all ingredients until combined, about 2 minutes. Let rest at room temperature for 2 hour.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a crescent shape. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat. Bake until light golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on trays for 10 minutes. Roll in vanilla sugar. Note: To make vanilla sugar, split two vanilla beans and place in an airtight container with 2 cups sugar. Let stand overnight and up to 3 months.

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