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Easy Christmas Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Austrian
Keyword Chrsitmas cookie recipe, Crescent cookies, Easy Christmas cookie exchange, Easy cookie recipe, Orange blossom water, Vanillekipfor
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20


  • Oven, Parchment Paper, Rolling pin, Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer


  • 2 ¼ Cups All Purpose flours
  • ¼ Cup Almond Flour
  • ¼ Cup Pecan Flour
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • ½ Cup Sugar granulated
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • ½ Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp. Orange Blossom water
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar approximately


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, mix All Purpose flour, Almond Flour, Pecan Flour and Baking Powder and keep aside.
  • Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • In a stand mixer bowl, add Butter and Granulated Sugar and whip with Paddle attachment until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the Egg yolk and Vanilla Extract and mix again for couple of minutes at high speed while scraping the bowl from time to time.
  • Using half cup measure, pour the Flour mixture slowly in the Mixer. Mix well.
  • Remove the Dough from Mixer and on the counter mix well using hands. Create a round shape.
  • Using rolling pin, spread the dough on the Parchment paper as shown in the picture.
  • Using any kind of cookie cutter or sharp edged bowl, cut desired shapes for the cookies.
  • Place the cut cookies on the cookie tray and Bake for about 22 – 24 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and while they warm, using pastry brush, quickly brush Orange Flower water over the cookie with one quick swift movement. Make sure not to douse the cookies with water as the flavor can be very strong.
  • After the Orange flower water, place the cookies in the plate with Powdered Sugar and cover them with Sugar.
  • Once properly covered, place on cooling rack.