Walnut Crescent Cookies

These are one cookie that I make every year at Christmas as they bring back memories of my childhood. These cookies are buttery and full of ground walnuts, and each of theses cookies is a delicate bite-full rolled up in powdered sugar. A great addition to any cookie tray!

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 

Buttery Walnut Crescent Cookies

Buttery Walnut Crescent Cookies

Yield: 4 Dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

These cookies are tender and buttery with a mouthful of walnut flavor in every bite.


  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Ground Walnuts
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • Powdered Sugar For Topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. F.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla and walnuts.
  3. Add the 2 cups of flour and combine.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Break off 1 tablespoon sized pieces and shape into crescents.
  6. Place on a baking sheet, and bake for about 13-15 minutes, or until the cookies are set, and have just begun to take on color.
  7. Cool completely, and then roll into the powdered sugar until well coated.
  8. Store in airtight containers.

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