Christmas Eve is my favourite day of the year, it’s when we have our Christmas dinner and spend time with family. After dinner a plate of assorted cookies was always served as dessert, and there was one specific cookie that was always the first one I grabbed, the Christmas Almond Crescents.
This recipe has been passed down from my great-grandmother, Christine Miller. When she first moved to Canada at 15 years old she worked as a cook for a family in Winnipeg , she later went on to start her very own catering business. We have so many recipes of hers, but this one is definitely my all-time favourite.
I had to ask my mom permission to release this recipe, and I almost feel bad about it, like no person other than a Klassen should be allowed to have it. But here we are and here it is…
1 Pound Butter (room temperature)
4 Cups Flour
1.5 Cups Berry Sugar (plus a little extra for rolling)
2 Cups Chopped (roasted, unsalted) Almonds
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
Optional: 1 Teaspoon of Love
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and knead for about 8-10 minutes (do not add more flour). Roll the cookie dough into 1/2 inch balls then roll into tubes and make a big U shape. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes. Dip, roll and cover warm cookies with berry sugar and let cool.
Makes 3 dozen
Thanks for reading xo