Crescent Chip Cookies Recipe

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Crescent Chip Cookies Recipe
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Crescent Chip Cookies Recipe

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With their cute curved shape, crescents always make charming additions to a Christmas platter. I dip the cooled cookies in chocolate and sprinkle on walnuts. —Ann Eastman, Sacramento, California
MAKES:
120 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
120 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature chocolate chips
  • Glaze:
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups ground walnuts

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide dough into 10 portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours or until easy to roll.
Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 24-in. rope; cut into 2-in. lengths. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; curve to form crescents. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with walnuts. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
To Make Ahead: Dough can be made 2 days in advance. Wrap in plastic and place in a resealable bag. Store in the refrigerator.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving. Yield: 10 dozen.
Originally published as Crescent Chip Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p155

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature chocolate chips
  • Glaze:
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups ground walnuts
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Divide dough into 10 portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours or until easy to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 24-in. rope; cut into 2-in. lengths. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; curve to form crescents. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with walnuts. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
  5. To Make Ahead: Dough can be made 2 days in advance. Wrap in plastic and place in a resealable bag. Store in the refrigerator.
  6. Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving. Yield: 10 dozen.
Originally published as Crescent Chip Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p155

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kategogo User ID: 4077152 280023
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2017

"I was so looking forward to making these for Christmas, but was so disappointed in how they turned out. I've been baking for 30 years and I've never had cookies come out this badly. I baked them for about 10 min (the way the recipe called for) and they were not nearly done, but still very doughy. Ultimately, i ended up baking them for 20 min before they turned color. I was further disappointed when I bit into them to find them hard, as opposed to "melt in your mouth" taste. On top, it only yielded 4 dozen as opposed to 10 dozen; although, I don't think I'll have an issue with my family asking for more.

I will not be baking these again and will take them off my recipe book."

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