Basil Garlic Crescents Recipe
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Basil Garlic Crescents Recipe

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"I enjoy creating recipes that are quick, easy and impressive," says Sharon Setzer of Gig Harbor, Washington. These buttery bite-size rolls are great as appetizers or alongside a special meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 105 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a food processor, combine cottage cheese, butter and cream cheese; cover and process until smooth. Add flour; cover and process until mixture forms a ball.
  2. Divide dough into two portions. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 10-in. circle. Brush with oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, basil and garlic powder. Cut each circle into 12 wedges.
  3. Roll up wedges from the wide end and place pointed side down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends of each to form a crescent shape. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks; serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Basil Garlic Crescents in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p10

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 132929
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"With all the delicious ingredients, I expected these to be better. My husband said they were "ok" and my bread fiend children took one bite and turned them down! However, the next day I warmed one of the leftovers up and it was much improved. Also, I would say that they do not need as much filling (parm cheese, etc) that is called for."

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