Thank you for sharing this, Jaden! These remind me very much of my family’s almond crescent cookies that I made with my grandmother as a child. For us, the love of almonds was an Italian thing (although my grandmother is actually my stepgrandmother and Irish – she adapted to our large Italian family seamlessly).
I just reposted the story a couple weeks ago about learning the recipe from her (http://mouthoftheborder.com/2010/11/the-holiday-table-re-post/). I always miss cooking with her at this time of year!
Thanks for making me think of her again