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Spencer's Cottage Crescents

No recipe image available.Tender crescent-shaped butter cookies made with cottage cheese, garnished with sliced almonds and drizzled with an almond glaze.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg white, beaten until foamy
sliced almonds (garnish)

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 teaspoons warm milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cookies: With an electric mixer, combine cottage cheese, butter, extract, flour and granulated sugar in medium mixing bowl until well blended, about 2 minutes.
  2. With lightly floured hands, form into 3 balls. Refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, for at least 6 hours.
  3. Roll each ball on a floured board into a circle about 13-inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick. Cut each into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge up beginning at the wide end. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, pointed edge of crescent next to sheet about 1 inch apart.
  4. Brush each crescent with beaten egg white; sprinkle with almonds.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  6. When cool, drizzle with glaze mixture.
  7. For Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.