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Chocolate Walnut Crescents

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 10-1/2 dozen

I use a round cookie cutter to form the crescent shapes for these nutty favorites. They're so pretty sprinkled with sugar and drizzled with chocolate. —TerryAnn Moore, Vineland, New Jersey
Chocolate Walnut Crescents Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, walnuts and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Using a floured plain or finely scalloped 2-in. round cookie cutter, cut a semicircle off 1 corner of the dough, forming the inside of a crescent shape. Reposition cutter 1-1/4 in. from inside of crescent; cut cookie, forming a crescent 1-1/4 in. wide at its widest point. Repeat. Chill and reroll scraps if desired.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Sprinkle cookies with confectioners' sugar. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 46 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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