WALNUT CRESCENT COOKIES
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
½ pound (2 sticks unsalted butter) softened
¾ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup ground walnuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar for topping and coating cookies
Mix butter and vanilla.
Add sifted powdered sugar and mix.
Add vanilla and walnuts.
Add sifted flour and blend in.
Knead the mixture to fully mix.
Pull off approximately 1 tablespoon sized pieces and shape into crescents.
Place on greased (or silicone mat covered) cookie sheet.
Bake 13-16 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheets half-way through.
Cool for approximately one minute.
Place on cooling rack and let cool completely.
Place in container filled with powdered sugar, layering and making sure each layer of cookies is completely covered.
TIP: If dough gets sticky, place in refrigerator to become firmer. Cookies will be slightly brown around the edges when done. Do not over bake!