Wednesday, December 06, 2006


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

Day one:
Cream butter, cream cheese and salt until smooth and light. Mix in flour.

Shape the dough into 14 balls. Cover and chill overnight.

Day two:
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.


Nancy G said...

Do you think I could get away with either substituting pecans for the walnuts, or leaving nuts out entirely (except the cook, of course!)?

I love all these recipes, especially the ones that I don't really remember; thanks for sharing them!

Bev said...

I think the nuts are the one thing you can get away with changing!

Mom is supposed to be sending me copies of about 6 or 8 more that I didn't have to be included, which is way cool!!

The hardest thing is deciding which to do since making all of them is not a possibility every year.

Diana said...

Thanks for posting this--it looks like the same one my mom and I used to love to make for the holidays. Btw--we kept the 'dough' part of the recipe, but since my brothers didn't like nuts, used canned fruit pastry filling instead of the walnuts/cinnamon/sugar mixture--prune, cherry, apricot all work great!