Crescent Biscuits

    1 hour

    This is a special kind of Polish biscuit in a crescent shape, normally served on the holidays. Great for afternoon tea, too.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/4 cup (25g) chopped blanched almonds
    • 1 2/3 cups (210g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon icing sugar for dusting

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and almonds; mix a few seconds until well incorporated. Stir in the flour until a dough forms.
    3. Roll the dough into a rope 2cm thick. Cut the rope into 8cm long pieces. Shape the biscuits by rolling each piece back and forth while pressing down gently with two fingers on each end until the piece is about 12cm long. The dough piece should be plump in the center, and thinner on it's ends. Repeat with remaining biscuits.
    4. Place the biscuits onto a baking tray, bending the ends toward each other to form a crescent 'C' shape. Bake in preheated oven until the edges have turned golden brown, about 20 minutes. Dust immediately with powdered sugar, then cool completely on a wire rack.

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    Really great. I made double quantity and they disappeared in minutes. Everybody loved them! I made them with wholemeal flour, instead of plain, but they still came out great.  -  24 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are so yummy. I think I may have cooked them a bit too long as they flattened out a bit more than I thought they would, but they still taste fantastic!  -  15 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very delicious  -  08 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)