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Semi Sweet Crescents

Semi Sweet Crescents
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by in Jan 1984
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Yield: 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds


In a small saucepan over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate pieces with milk; cool slightly. Sift flour with salt. Start heating the oven to 350°F. In mixer bowl, beat butter at medium speed until creamy; beat in sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy; add melted chocolate. Beat in flour mixture gradually until thoroughly blended. Stir in almonds. Shape rounded teaspoons of mixture into crescents and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks and store in a tightly covered container.

Updated Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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