Crescents Recipe -
Crescents Recipe


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"This is a very simple, easy recipe, and it makes a lot. I make these for Christmas. Enjoy them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. If using butter it must be cold. Mix butter with flour until it resembles fine crumbs. Add white sugar, nuts, and salt. Mix well, adding ice water till you make stiff dough.
  2. Add vanilla extract and knead lightly. Roll out on floured board 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Cut into crescent shapes using a whiskey glass coated with flour.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) until bottoms are lightly browned. While hot, roll in confectioner's sugar, (I usually use a brown bag or baggie bag to roll the cookies in with the powdered sugar).
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Dec 18, 2007

My Nana made these every year and entire family loves them!!! She gave me the recipe a few years ago and now I make them too. All of my friends and coworkers ask me to make these during the holidays. I cannot tell you how yummy these are.. you NEED to make them! One thing I have changed is to just make them into balls because shaping them into crescents is a huge pain in the... and it takes WAY too long.

Mar 15, 2005

I let them rise much longer, so they would be big. Delicious!


7 Ratings

Sep 27, 2010

I made these for a wedding shower and they were a huge hit! Many people asked for the recipe but I didn't give it to them wanted to keep it for myself. so delicious!

Dec 26, 2004

I accidentally used regular white sugar instead of confectioners, but they turned out well. They had a texture very similar to pecan sandies. I took them to the in-laws for Christmas, and it reminded them of a recipe from their childhood. Great, inexpensive recipe.

Aug 29, 2002

This was delicious! I used pecans instead of walnuts, and they are just about gone!

Dec 13, 2002

These cookies are excellent..they are easy to make and are one of my favorites by far.

Aug 29, 2002

Just the quick, easy and tasty receipe I was looking for! They are absolutely delicious!!!!Thank you!


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  • Calories
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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