nut crescent cookies

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By Kathy Klein
from The Villages, FL

These are my family's favorite delicious pastries that I make at Christmas. The recipe is at least 50 years old.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6 dozen cookies
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nut crescent cookies

  • 1 lb
    margarine/oleo (softened)
  • 4 c
    flour
  • 3
    egg yolks (save whites)
  • 1 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2 c
    walnuts (finely ground)
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon

How To Make nut crescent cookies

  • 1
    Cut margarine into flour until crumbly (like making pie dough)
  • 2
    Beat egg yolks and sour cream together and add to flour mixture. Mix well. Will be sticky.
  • 3
    Divide dough into 6 or 7 parts. Wrap in plastic wrap and flatten then refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
  • 4
    Combine finely ground walnuts with 2 cups sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • 5
    Using electric mixer beat egg whites until light and fluffy.
  • 6
    Take one package of dough out of refrigerator at a time. Roll each dough into about a 12 inch circle.
  • 7
    Brush with beaten egg whites. Sprinkle with about 1/2 cup nut mixture. Sprinkle additional cinnamon on top.
  • 8
    Using a pizza cutter cut into 12 or more wedges (triangle) Roll each wedge starting at large end into a crescent.
  • 9
    Place on ungreased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper). Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes until golden brown.

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