ALMOND CRESCENTS

ALMOND CRESCENTS
TEMPERATURE: 325 degrees (slow mod. oven)
TIME: Bake 14 to 16 min.
AMOUNT: About 5 doz. 2 1/2 " cookies.

Mix thoroughly...
1 cup soft shortening (half butter)
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup ground blanched almonds
Sift together and work in...
1 2/3 cups sifted flour 
1/4 tsp. salt
Chill dough. Roll with hands pencil-thick. 
Cut in 2 1/2" lengths. Form into crescents on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake until set...not brown.  Cool on pan. While slightly warm, carefully dip in 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon, mixed.
Richly Delicate, Buttery  Party favorites
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