Crescent Cookies

Carol Perricone


A buttery cookie with chopped walnuts that my friend Gen gave me many, many, years ago.

It is a family favorite, and easy to make anytime you want a little something homemade to go with a cup of coffee, or tea, or a glass of cold milk.

Photos are my own.


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 3 dozen cookies
20 Min
20 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 1/2 lb
    butter, softened
  • 5 Tbsp
  • ·
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    walnuts, chopped fine
  • ·
    powdered sugar

How to Make Crescent Cookies


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix butter and sugar together in medium bowl. To that, add vanilla and 1 tblsp. water.
  3. In another bowl, sift flour, and salt together. Now add flour mixture to creamed mixture. If the dough is too dry, add more water, 1 tsp. at a time until it is just mixed (not wet). Add nuts and mix well.
  4. Take a small amount of dough, and make a 1/2 moon shape cookie. Bake 20 minutes. Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Printable Recipe Card

About Crescent Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

Show 7 Comments & Reviews

Not Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Not Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These 15 chocolate chip cookie recipes are not your typical cookies. From pretzels to pumpkin to apple to banana and more, they’re chock full of tasty little morsels you’ll find...

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

An easy and versatile cake mix cookies recipe that will become your go-to cookie recipe! Click here for the Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies recipe!

16 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

16 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Because who doesn't love ooey, gooey, yummy, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies?! Here are some of the best recipes we know for your favorite cookie!