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Snow Covered Almond Crescents

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Servings: 3
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  Margarine or butter
3/4  cup  Powdered sugar
1/2  teaspoon  Almond extract OR
2  teaspoons  Vanilla
1 3/4  cups  All-purpose flour
1/4  teaspoon  Salt, optional
1  cup  Quaker Oats (Quick or Old
    Fashioned, uncooked)
1/2  cup  Finely chopped almonds
    Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 325F. Beat margarine, sugar and almond extract until well blended. Add flour and salt; mix until well blended. Stir in oats and almonds. Using level measuring tablespoonfuls, shape dough into crescents. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 14 to 17 minutes or until bottoms are light golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Sift additional powdered sugar generously over warm cookies. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Source: Quaker Oats ad, Holiday Baking (Woman's Day Premier Series, Volume IV, Number 4, 1994), page 1

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