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Almond Crescent Cookies Recipe - Polish Rogaliki

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This recipe for Polish rogaliki literally means "little horns" because they are shaped into crescents. This is similar to Polish Christmas crescent cookies except almonds are used instead of pecans. This is a fun project for the kids because they can use their hands.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen Almond Crescent Cookies


  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ground blanched almonds
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla, mixing well. Add almonds and flour, thoroughly incorporating.

  2. Using walnut-size pieces of dough, shape into a crescent and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 20 minutes or until slightly brown on the edges.

  3. While still hot, roll in confectioners' sugar. Re-roll in confectioners sugar when cool and store tightly covered.
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cresent cookies, Member Simisgrandma

My gramma was from Budapest,it never accured to me to look for recep on line I'm certainly glad I did and I now can find many things she made, it was a little hard, as I know them from not English, but madyar..thank you Elaine p.s. now i can find many of my lost receipes..

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