Walnut Crescent Cookies

I made these yummy cookies for a Christmas Party and everyone just loved them.  Leading the life of a busy Columbus Ohio Real Estate Agent, I only take time to post my best recipes.  So I hope you enjoy this one and have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS with your family!

You can thank my friend Lori for convincing me to share this recipe so she could make some for Christmas Gifts.  These are special cookies indeed, as Lori says, unlike any she’s ever had.  I think the cream cheese is the secret ingredient.  Almost anything with cream cheese in it is tasty!

Walnut Crescent Cookies

1 1/4 Cups butter softened
1- 8 oz package (light) cream cheese softened
2 cups ground walnuts
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lowfat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/2 tsp salt

In large bowl, beat 1 cup of the butter and the cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Gradually add the flour, beating until the mixture forms a ball.  Divide dough into 3  portions and roll each into a 12 inch circle.  Melt the remaining butter and combine with the walnuts, 3/4 cup sugar, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.  Spread over the circles.  Cut each into 12 wedges.  Roll up wedges, starting from the wide ends.

Place the pointy side down on greased baking sheets (stoneware works nicely).  Curve ends to form crescents.  Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Place remaining sugar in a small shallow bowl.  Roll warm cookies in the sugar.  Enjoy!!

Fröhlich weihnachts und glückliches Neujahr!!

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