Viennese Crescents

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by SweetSueAl

I love butter cookies and nuts. This was a recipe that was on my Joy of Cooking once a day recipe/cooking tips calendar. I haven't tried them yet, but plan to do so soon, so I'm guessing on prep time

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Beat the butter on medium speed of mixer until lightened in color and creamy.
  3. Sift 3/4 cup powdered sugar over the butter and beat until well combined.
  4. Stir in vanilla and nuts.
  5. Graduallly sift flour over the top while stirring.
  6. Knead until well blended.
  7. Pull off generous 1-tablespoon pieces of doug, roll with your hands into a short rope and shape into crescents.
  8. NOTE: If the dough is soft and difficult to handle, refrigerate until slightly firm.
  9. Space 1 1/4 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  10. Bake 1 sheet at a time until the crescents are tinged with brown and slightly darker at the edges, 13 to 16 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through baking for even browning.
  11. Remove the sheet to a cooling rack and let stand until the cookies firm slightly.
  12. Transfer the cookies to racks and cool completely. Sift 2/3 cup of powdered sugar over cookies (entire batch) until evenly coated.

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