Easy Almond Meltaways

These crescent-shaped cookies flavored with almond can be prepared using just five ingredients. A generous layer of confectioner's sugar adds sweetness to this recipe.

Easy Almond Meltaways
Yield: 3 dozen crescents Prep 10 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 325°F 18 mins


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground blanched slivered almonds

Make It

1. Beat together butter and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar in bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in almond extract. On low speed, beat in flour and nuts. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, 2 hours.

2. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Pinch off pieces of dough in heaping teaspoonfuls. Roll into logs. Taper ends; bend into crescents. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

3. Bake in 325 degrees F oven for 16 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned.

4. Remove cookies to wire rack. While warm, dust with a generous layer of remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool completely. Sprinkle again with any remaining confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 61, Fat, total (g): 4, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.