Glazed Crescent Cookies

A Greek classic! Orange flavored butter cookies dipped in honey and nuts. A great homemade holiday gift idea.


1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons cognac or orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup blanched almonds, chopped


Preheat oven to 350°.

In a bowl beat together butter and 1 cup sugar. Beat in orange rind, juice, cognac and vanilla.

Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture, about 1 cup at a time. Stir until well-combined.

Using a rounded Tablespoon of dough make a crescent shape. Place crescents on cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer baked cookies to wire racks to cool.

Meanwhile, prepare glaze in a small saucepan by combining remaining 2/3 cup sugar, honey and water. Bring to a boil and cook gently 5 minutes. Dip cooled cookies in honey syrup and sprinkle with almonds. Return to racks to dry.

Yields: approximately 50 cookies.

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