Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Walnut Crescents

 

These rich, buttery Walnut Crescents are my all time favorite Christmas cookie. They’re simple to make and never disappoint.
 These rich, buttery Walnut Crescents are my all time favorite Christmas cookie. They're simple to make and never disappoint.

Here it is, Recipe #12 for the Holiday Baking theme. I have many favorites around the holidays and this one has been a favorite of mine since I first ripped it out of the pages of Parents Magazine back in 1998. I mean, this is so old after many internet searches, I still can’t find the exact recipe online which was created by Penny O’Connor from Waterloo, Iowa.

 These rich, buttery Walnut Crescents are my all time favorite Christmas cookie. They're simple to make and never disappoint.

They are SO easy to make and like she says, they truly melt in your mouth and disappear quickly from my cookie platters as well.  I hope you enjoyed my baking theme the last few weeks. Tomorrow I’ll be back to savory recipes; which are more my forte. 🙂

 These rich, buttery Walnut Crescents are my all time favorite Christmas cookie. They're simple to make and never disappoint.

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Walnut Crescents
Walnut Crescents
Course: Dessert
Servings: 33
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks Salted Butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 c. Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Water
  • 2 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 c. Walnuts, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add the butter and 1/4 cup of sugar to a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy; then add in vanilla and water.
  3. With the mixer on low, gradually add in the flour (and salt if using unsalted butter); beating until well blended.
  4. Stir in the nuts with a wooden spoon.
  5. With lightly floured hands, roll dough into 1 1/4" balls, then shape the balls into crescents (or moon shapes).
  6. Arrange 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet and bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned (my oven tends to be set higher so I cooked mine on 350 for about 12 minutes).
  7. Remove from oven and while cookies have cooled slightly, toss the cookies into the remaining 1 cup of sugar to coat; then cool on wire racks completely. Makes 33 cookies

 

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3 Comments

  1. Anita at Hungry Couple
    December 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Mmm…I love walnut crescents but have never made them. Pinning this recipe!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      December 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks Anita~Happy New Year!

  2. Holiday Baking – La Vie Delic
    February 27, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    […] the recipe doesn’t call for much to begin with). Here is a link to the recipe i used Walnut Crescents hope you enjoy these as much as I do. ✨Merry Christmas & Happy […]

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