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Polish Almond Cresent Cookies (Migdałowe Półksiężyce)`

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Polish


A crisp almond shortbread cookie perfect with a cup of tea or a for a Christmas cookie tray


  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for finishing the cookies
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cups toasted, chopped almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. Combine butter with almond extract and 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  3. Add salt, flour, ground almonds, and toasted chopped almonds
  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap or foil, chill 30 minutes
  5. Shape rounded teaspoons of dough into crescent shapes
  6. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, they should still be light, but just beginning to brown
  7. Cool two minutes before carefully removig from cookie sheet, dust or roll in powdered sugar

Keywords: Polish almond cookie christmas