These little gems are wonderful. There's only one really important thing to note before you start mixing.....there doesn't seem to be any sort of substitution for anything that is satisfactory, so just know these are the "high test" stuff, real butter, high fat cream cheese. But the are amazing on the tongue.
These are a 2 day do---mix up the dough the night before and do the baking the next day.
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbls cinnamon
Cream butter, cream cheese and salt until smooth and light. Mix in flour.
Shape the dough into 14 balls. Cover and chill overnight.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix nuts, sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball out into a 6 inch circle. Cut the circle into quarters.
Drop a teaspoon full of the nut mixture on each quarter circle. Pinch edges together and form into cresents on ungreased cookie sheets (parchment paper works great).
Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.