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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

#Easy Peasy Recipe: Judy Penz Sheluk shares Anneliese's Almond Cresent #cookies & her new #mystery The Hanged Man's Noose #RssosSisters #MFRWorg #SistersinCrime

An Easy Peasy Recipe from
...Judy Penz Sheluk

In The Hanged Man’s Noose: A Glass Dolphin Mystery, Glass Dolphin antiques shop owner Arabella Carpenter is known for her love of Scottish shortbread. I also love shortbread, though my particular passion is for Almond Crescents. My mom used to make these every Christmas. She would let me twist the dough into crescent shapes, and if I was really good, sprinkle powered sugar over them after they were freshly baked.

Anneliese’s Almond Crescents

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (the real deal, not the artificial kind)
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup ground almonds (bulk food stores are a good place to find these)
1 cup powdered sugar (put in a sifter for best results)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease cookie sheets (enough for 45 cookies). Mix together butter with sugar and beat with a mixed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and almond extract and continue to beat until incorporated. Stir in the flour and almonds. Work flour mixture into a firm dough.

Working with 1 tablespoon of dough at a time, shape into logs. The log should be slightly thicker in the middle than at both ends. Bend into a crescent shape.Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until light brown. While the cookies are still warm sift crescents with powdered sugar. Cool on racks. Makes 45 cookies.

A freelance writer. An antiques shop owner. A greedy developer. The Hanged Man’s Noose: where small town secrets, high stakes real estate wrangling, and subterfuge lead to murder.

Find Judy Penz Sheluk at: Website

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Read the first four chapters free at: Barking Rain Press


Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks for letting me share this recipe, Vicki. I hope some folks try it!

Angela Adams said...

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe -- just in time for the Holiday Season!

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Angela, they are SO good. Melt in your mouth!

Cathy McElhaney said...

Oh my gosh, those sound so good! Sometimes I really hate diabetes! I might have to pretend they are low carb...just for 1 batch, LOL!
The book sounds great also!
Have a Merry Christmas season!

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks Cathy! Merry Christmas to you as well. I have been watching bad Christmas movies for a week now!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Judy! I love these cookies. I only wish someone would bake and mail me some. Thank you for visiting with me.

Hi, Angela! So happy you stopped by.

Hi, Cathy! It's more important you take care of yourself so we can keep you around. ox

J.M. Maurer said...
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J.M. Maurer said...

I love almond cresent cookies! Too much. All the best with you book, Judy. :)

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks J.M. They are delicious. And thanks for the good wishes on the book. Reviews have been very positive!

darkwriter said...

The recipe looks yummy and I love the cover.

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks Beverley! The cover will be on Author Shout Cover Wars on Dec. 13th. Hope you'll vote for it! Here is the link to the page (my cover is not on there yet). I'll be tweeting and posting on FB etc.!

Melissa Keir said...

Sounds yummy and very easy to make. I love the cover for your book. All the best!

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks Melissa. They are also VERY easy to eat. Too easy :-)

Vinnie/www.vinniehansen.com said...

These cookies sound way too delicious!

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Hi Vinnie, yes they are way too delicious -- not exactly low cal!

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