Apricot Crescents

Recipe by Anna P.
READY IN: 4hrs 30mins




  • Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  • Cut in the vegetable shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • With a fork stir in the sour cream and egg until a stiff dough forms.
  • Cover and chill for a least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Divide the dough into 3 pieces.
  • On a floured surface, roll out each piece to an 11-inch round.
  • Spread one-third of the apricot preserves evenly over each round, and sprinkle each round with one-third of the walnuts.
  • Cut each round into 12 wedges.
  • Starting at the wide end, roll up each wedge.
  • Place seam side down on the prepared baking sheets, placing the cookies about 1-inch apart and curving the ends to form crescent shapes.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly colored.
  • Dust the warm cookies with powdered sugar and transfer to wire racks to cool.