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       Title: Mandel-Halbmonde (Almond Crecents)
  Categories: German, Cookies
       Yield: 8 servings
       1 c  Butter Or Margarine             2 1/2 c  Flour; Unbleached
     3/4 c  Sugar                               1 c  Almonds; Ground
       1 ts Vanilla Extract                     1 x  Confectioners' Sugar
   1 1/2 ts Almond Extract                 
   Beat together butter and sugar until very light and fluffy.  Blend in
   extracts.  Mix in flour and almonds.  Using about 1 T of dough for each,
   shape into logs and bend into crecents.  Place on greased cookie sheet.
   Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees F until light brown.  While warm,
   roll crecents in confectioners' sugar.  Cool on racks and store in a
   tightly sealed container.
   Makes 3 dozen cookies.