Christmas Almond Crescents

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




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