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Crescent Moon Cookies Recipe

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


Submitted by musicshroom

Makes 28 servings



A buttery, nutty, and delicious treat for the holidays. This recipe makes a very large batch of dough - freeze half so you'll have some on hand!

Recipe Ingredients for Crescent Moon Cookies

2 cups butter, soft
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped almonds
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Recipe Directions for Crescent Moon Cookies

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour. Stir in chopped nuts. Shape dough into a ball and chill for 1 hour.

  2. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-in. logs and shape into crescents. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15-20 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. Makes roughly 84 cookies, 3 cookies per serving.

Categories

Dessert, Thanksgiving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 50.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
257
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.7g
26%
Saturated Fat
8.6g
43%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
94mg
4%
Potassium
72mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
24.5g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
9.6g
Protein
3.4g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
* 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 sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Contains alcohol
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