1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat to 325 degrees. In the bowl of a standing or electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in extracts, flour, and salt. Stir in almonds.
Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-inch ropes and lay them on lightly greased cookie sheets. Shape each rope into a crescent. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.