Walnut Crescents

Walnut Crescents Recipe

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Denise Broessel


These cookies have been on our holiday cookie tray for as long as I can remember. My aunt was the baker at that time. When my aunt passed away, the cookie detail fell to me. There are many recipes out there for these cookies but I haven't run across any with exactly these ingredients. They are light, delicate and not too sweet. Just be careful when you bite into them. Don't inhale because they immediately turn to dust in your mouth...in a good way.

★★★★★ 1 vote
about 50 cookies
20 Min
20 Min


1 c
butter, softened
1/4 c
powdered sugar
2 tsp
1 Tbsp
2 c
1 c
chopped walnuts
powdered sugar for dusting

How to Make Walnut Crescents


  • 1Cream butter and powdered sugar together.
  • 2Add vanilla and water and mix until well incorporated.
  • 3Add flour, a little bit at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • 4Stir in walnuts.
  • 5Roll by hand into one inch balls and then into crescent shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until bottom begins to brown slightly. Top should be light in color.
  • 7Let cool on pan for about 15 minutes and carefully remove from cookie sheet. They are very delicate.
  • 8Dust with powdered sugar when completely cooled.

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About Walnut Crescents

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #butter, #holiday, #walnut