Candlemas Crescent Cakes
1 1/4cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup finely ground almonds
3 drops almond extract
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg yolk
In a large mixing bowl, combine the
first four ingredients. Add the butter, honey, egg yolk and mix together well. Cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap,
and then chill
for 1½ to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
When ready, pinch off pieces of the dough (about the size of plums) and shape them into crescents. Place the crescents on
a well-greased cookie sheet and bake in a 350-degree preheated oven for
approximately 20 minutes.
The recipe yields about one dozen