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

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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.