Thursday, January 24, 2013

Walnut Crescent Cookies

My family loves cookies, so I try to keep the cookie jar always full.

While I make the usual chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, I also enjoy trying different combinations to fill the jar.

Walnut Crescent Cookies

Today it was these buttery delicious cookies. I'm sure you have made them before.

The reason I picked these was actually because I'm out of eggs and needed a recipe that didn't include them. So, this was it. I may need to make more tomorrow as these are pretty much gone.

Walnut Crescent Cookies

Walnut Crescent Cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Confectioners' sugar



In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour. Stir in walnuts.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-1/2-in. logs and shape into crescents. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Walnut Crescent Cookies

Bake at 325° for 20-22 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Let stand for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Yield: 6 dozen.

Walnut Crescent Cookies

From:   Have this one handwritten on a piece of paper, have had it for many years and can't remember where I copied it from, but I am almost certain it was Taste of Home.

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