MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.04
  Categories: Cookies, Fruit, Italian
       Yield: 36 servings
   1 1/4 lb Almonds; ground fine
       1 c  Butter
     1/2 c  Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Salt
       2 c  Flour, or a little less
            -(See NOTE)
       1 c  Pine nuts, chopped
            Granulated sugar
            Sweetened milk, optional
   CREAM BUTTER AND SUGAR together until very soft. Then carefully blend
   in the ground almonds, salt, vanilla and flour. The dough will be
   rather firm. Cut off pieces about the size of prunes and roll them
   into little cigar-shaped pieces about 1/2-inch thick. Roll these in
   the chopped pine nuts and bend them into a half-moon shape. Place
   these 1-inch apart on greased baking pans. Bake at 350F for 15-to-20
   minutes. The crescents should not be browned. Cool about 5 minutes,
   then strew with a little granulated sugar or brush with heavily
   sweetened milk.