Crescent Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Crescent cookies recipe? Learn how to make Crescent cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sparkle90001

Makes 60 servings



Excellent, delicate cookies from Chicago Tribune contest

Recipe Ingredients for Crescent cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened (unsalted is better)
1/2 cup solid shortening
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 2/3 cups flour, all-purpose
1/4 t salt
1 cup sugar, confectioners (plus more for sprinkling)
1 t ground cinnamon

Recipe Directions for Crescent cookies

  1. Beat butter, shortening and granulated sugar in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in nuts. Add flour and salt; beat on low until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate two hours or overnight.

  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Roll dough into 1/2-inch thick rope; cut into 2-inch lengths. Form dough into crescents; place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until set but not browned, 14 to 16 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on sheet; remove to wire rack. Sift together confectioners sugar and cinnamon. Dip cookies into mixture while still warm; cool completely. Sprinkle with additional confectioners sugar before serving, if desired.

  3. Prep time - 35 minutes; Chilling time - 2 hours or overnight; Cooking time - 15 minutes per batch; Yields 5 dozen cookies.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 13.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
67
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
23mg
1%
Potassium
12mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
7.3g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
0.7g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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