Christmas Cookies and Holiday Luv

Christmas is a time when calories don’t count. It is a time for sweet thoughts and deeds and memories—and Christmas cookies.

Below is an easy cookie recipe that I started making with my mom and my sisters when I was barely tall enough to steal a few samples off the baking pan cooling on the kitchen counter.

It is also a time for romance, and right now my Kindle is filled with holiday romance. My Holiday Luv Bundle: Four Christmas Romances is now on sale for 99¢ until the end of the month.

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Wishing you a merry and bright holiday season filled with love—and cookies!

Christmas Almond Crescents

Makes about 40 small cookies

Christmas Cookies

Christmas nut crescent cookies on festive background

  • 1 cup (1/2 lb) butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp brandy (optional)
  • 2 tsp cold water
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light. Mix in the vanilla, brandy and water. Add in the almonds and flour, Mix well.
  3. Shape into small crescents and bake on ungreased baking sheet for 12-15 minutes. When cookies are still warm, dust with confectioner’s sugar. Store in closed container. Cookies will keep for 5-7 days.

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About Alicia Street

Alicia Street is a USA TODAY bestselling author and Daphne Award-winner often writing in collaboration with her husband, Roy, as well as on solo projects. She spent many years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. A compulsive reader of every genre, she also loves watching old black-and-white movies and inventing new recipes for soups.  View website

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