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cookies, desserts

French Almond Crescents

Newspaper Clippings in Mom's Black Book
URL: http://recipes.nalbone.us

Servings: 10

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shelled almonds
  • orange rind, of 1/2 orange
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites

Directions

  1. Grind almonds fine. Grate orange rind. Sift sugar over almonds.
  2. Add cinnamon and orange rind. Mix well. Knead with well-scrubbed hands to a stiff paste, adding egg whites gradually.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or moderate.
  4. Roll out on board sprinkled with confectioner's sugar to 1/4" thickness. Cut into crescents.
  5. Line baking sheet with greased brown paper or aluminum foil. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool slightly before removing from paper. Decorate with confectioners' frosting and chocolate pieces.

Yield: 30 cookies

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 289 Calories; 15g Fat (44.0% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 15mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat; 2 Other Carbohydrates.

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