These German crescent cookies (called Mandel Halbmonde) are usually made at Christmas time but I think they work well for any Easter holiday table as well. I love me a flexible cookie. The cinnamon almond coating feels like fall or winter but it hides a bright lemon flavored cookies that has sSpring written all over it.
So. These cookies are dense and pack a triple punch of flavor. The batter is brightened up with lemon zest then rolled in a almond cinnamon mixture before baking. In addition to the lemon zest ingredient, I added a small amount of pure lemon extract to punch up the lemon flavor a bit more. You can feel free to omit it or replace it with pure vanilla extract.
These are great flavorful cookies with a sweet crunchy topping that will send you to the moon and back.