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Reminiscent of Walnut Crescents, the original vanilla crescent is rolled into confectioner sugar. I finished mine with chocolate squiggles. Some people like chocolate a little too much. Grinding the almonds into a fine meal requires a commercial grade grinder or something. A run of the mill [no pun intended] food processor could never accomplish the fine grains that are required. It is best to buy the almond meal. It's one of my staples; I keep a large bag of almond meal in the freezer. 

7/8 cup butter at room temperature 
7/8 cup sugar 
1 egg 
1/4 cup almond meal 
1 Tbsp homemade vanilla sugar or 1 packet store-bought 
2 cups flour 
1 cup pure chocolate chips 

• Beat the butter and the sugar until frothy. 
• Beat in the egg and the vanilla sugar. 
• Reduce the speed to low medium. 
• Gradually add the flour and stir to combine. 
• Finally add the almond meal. 
• Place the dough on a lightly floured board and kneed it until smooth. 
• Roll the dough into 1 inch thick ropes, and lay them in a parchment lined pan. 
• Cover with plastic and refrigerate the rolled dough for about an hour. 
• Preheat oven to 375F. • Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper. 
• Transfer the chilled dough to the board and cut into 2 inch segments. 
• Roll them into crescent shape and place them on the prepared baking sheets. 
• Bake the crescents for 12-15 minutes. 
• Remove from the oven when the bottoms are starting to get a little color. 
• Let the crescents cool. 
• Meanwhile partially melt the chocolate chips with a few tablespoons of water in the microwave. 
• Stir until glossy. • Pipe the melted chocolate on the tops. 
• Let the chocolate solidify for a couple of hours before serving. 
• Or simply roll the lukewarm crescents into icing sugar.



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