Almond Mocha Crescent Cookies + a Le Creuset/Silpat Baking Giveaway!

Almond Mocha Crescent Cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookies that reminds me of childhood. The addition of cocoa powder and espresso really makes these cookies stand out in a sea of treats during the holidays!

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I swear this time of year is the most exhilarating and exhausting of all. The events, the parties, the celebrating, the planning for the next year, it all becomes this ball of happiness, excitement and a little panic that the year is ending so soon.

I always end up baking a ton during this time, not only because the holidays are around the corner, but because I try to give myself a little treat in December when I can…

Extra TIME. 

Time to be creative, time to reconnect, time to relax and just be in the moment.

Almond Mocha Crescent Cookies are a treat that I simply can’t resist whipping up on any given holiday weekend. They are rich in flavor while also being light and airy.  It’s an amazing cookie to pair with milk, but even better with a cup of cocoa or your morning coffee fix.

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They are so good they won’t be sticking around for Santa to gobble up, trust me.

To get even more into the holiday baking season, I brought all that red and bright Christmas cheer into these cookies with Le Creuset and Silpat. The holiday snowflake Silpat is officially the most festive baking tool I own and I LOVE IT. Pair it with a gorgeous red mixing bowl and spatula? Helloooooooo holidays!

I already rely on Le Creuset and Silpat so heavily in my kitchen, it’s these extra holiday touches that make my baking even more special this time of year.

Want to bring this festivity into your own kitchen? I’m giving away this package this week! Check out the giveaway below the recipe…

Happy holidays lovelies!

Disclosure: I received free product from Le Creuset and Silpat as part of this post. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cake ‘n Knife!

Giveaway restricted to US participants only. 

Almond Mocha Crescent Cookies

Yield: Makes 2 dozen

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:17 minutes

Total Time:22 minutes

Full of rich chocolate and espresso, these cookies are the perfect pairing for coffee or a cup of cocoa!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa and espresso powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Once combined, add vanilla extract, almond extract and egg. Beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat again until combined.
  4. Shape 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp of dough into 3-inch logs. Make a crescent shape with the dough and add to lined baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  5. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool on the pan for 3 minutes before coating with confectioner’s sugar while the cookies are still warm.

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41 Responses to “Almond Mocha Crescent Cookies + a Le Creuset/Silpat Baking Giveaway!”

  1. Liz S. — December 9, 2016 at 7:45 am (#)

    With the festive holiday set, I would first make Gingerbread Men Cookies.

  2. Carly Williams — December 9, 2016 at 8:58 am (#)

    I would make walnut roll cookies!

  3. Rust — December 9, 2016 at 9:16 am (#)

    I would make chocolate chip and pecan cookies. Happy holidays!

  4. Meghan Finley — December 9, 2016 at 9:52 am (#)

    I’d make these cookies. They sound amazing!

  5. Kim Leonard — December 9, 2016 at 10:04 am (#)

    I would make Chinese chews!

  6. Manda Shank — December 9, 2016 at 10:24 am (#)

    I would make cookies

  7. carol clark — December 9, 2016 at 10:38 am (#)

    id make some cookies for us

  8. Heather — December 9, 2016 at 11:12 am (#)

    My mum’s brown sugar and cinnamon kringle!

  9. Sheri Anderson — December 9, 2016 at 11:50 am (#)

    I would definitely make some old-fashioned sugar cookies with frosting, mmm!!! Thanks!!!

  10. Jillian Too — December 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm (#)

    I’d love to use it for chocolate gingerbread cookies.

  11. Kelly D — December 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm (#)

    I would make chocolate chip cookies.

  12. Rana Durham — December 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm (#)

    I WOULD MAKE FROSTED CUTOUT COOKIES . THOSE ARE A FAVORITE IN MY HOME .

  13. Denise — December 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm (#)

    I would make sugar cookies and gingerbread men!

  14. Will G — December 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm (#)

    I would make chocolate chip cookies!

  15. alicia szemon — December 9, 2016 at 4:29 pm (#)

    I would make the traditional homemade sugar cookies!! YUM!

  16. Jennifer S. — December 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm (#)

    One (or more) of several types of peppermint cookies that I make. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

  17. Rachel — December 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm (#)

    I would make peanut butter blossoms.

  18. Holly — December 9, 2016 at 5:16 pm (#)

    I’ve been craving gingerbread lately, so that’s at the top of my list!

  19. Samantha — December 9, 2016 at 6:45 pm (#)

    I’d make Gingerbread Cookies with my kids and some snickerdoodles, they are my favorite.

  20. David — December 9, 2016 at 6:49 pm (#)

    We make sugar cookie cutouts every year. For our kids, decorating those cookies is as much a tradition as carving pumpkins or decorating Easter eggs.

  21. Syd — December 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm (#)

    I would make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning!

  22. Jeanna Massman — December 10, 2016 at 1:35 am (#)

    I would bake some Peanut Butter Blossom cookies.

  23. Rebecca — December 10, 2016 at 6:35 am (#)

    I would love to make a batch of peanut butter cookies – my husband’s favorite!

  24. Jen — December 10, 2016 at 9:33 am (#)

    I’d make Mexican wedding cakes!

  25. karen r — December 10, 2016 at 9:33 am (#)

    I would make snickerdoodles!

  26. Carla S — December 10, 2016 at 10:47 pm (#)

    I would make snickerdoodles and lemon sugar cookies first.

  27. Annette — December 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm (#)

    I’d make Snickerdoodle Cookies.

  28. greentopiaries — December 11, 2016 at 3:11 am (#)

    I would make my favorite chocolate chip recipe: Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies – they are perfection! Gotta say that these Almond Mocha Cresent Cookies are on my list to make as soon as I can fit them in my calories… December is a hard month for trying to lose weight, lol! 🙂 Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  29. Karen D — December 11, 2016 at 8:39 am (#)

    I would make spritz cookies

  30. Corshayla C — December 11, 2016 at 11:11 am (#)

    With this I would make my chocolate peppermint mocha cookies. I am trying to start a baking class and need more materials to help others learn to bake.Winning this would help me and so many others follow our dreams as bakers.

  31. Corshayla C — December 11, 2016 at 11:13 am (#)

    Also, my cinnamon rolls with different varieties of nuts.

  32. Janelle — December 11, 2016 at 11:25 am (#)

    Brown sugar snickerdoodles would be first up for me!

  33. Brenda Haines — December 11, 2016 at 11:37 am (#)

    I would whip up some apple oatmeal cookies. They were a huge hit on Thanksgiving!

  34. William — December 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm (#)

    I would make peanut butter chip chocolate chip cookies!🍪 

  35. Elena — December 11, 2016 at 7:28 pm (#)

    I would make oatmeal raisin cookies

  36. Annamarie V — December 11, 2016 at 11:50 pm (#)

    I have been planning on making my Husband some peanut blossom cookies for the holiday’s,

  37. christin A Hiser — December 12, 2016 at 7:46 am (#)

    I would make some red velvet cookies!

  38. Stacey Roberson — December 12, 2016 at 8:19 am (#)

    I would first make some “Bake While You Sleep” cookies.

  39. Heather — December 13, 2016 at 7:24 am (#)

    I would make peppermint bark cookies.

  40. Kristen Brooks — December 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm (#)

    Snowball cookies!

  41. Cathy Bouldry — December 14, 2016 at 11:03 pm (#)

    I would love to first make , or try to, look alike, taste alike cranberry cream cheese bars like these have in the coffee shops at this time of year!