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


  • 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.

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About Crescent Cookies

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

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