Nut Crescent Cookies

Kathy Klein


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 dozen cookies
1 Hr 30 Min
20 Min


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

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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About Nut Crescent Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Eastern European

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