Monday, January 9, 2012

DELECTABLE CRESCENT COOKIES

1 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour*
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
additional confectioners' sugar for coating
3 squares semisweet chocolate, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Set out two ungreased cookie sheets.

In a 2-quart mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and vanilla together until blended.  Gradually stir in the flours and the walnuts.  Shape into crescents** and place on the ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake cookies in the upper part of the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until firm but not browned.  Remove cookies from the cookie sheets and gently roll in the additional confectioners' sugar.  Cool on wire racks.  When completely cooled, drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies and allow to stand until the chocolate is firm.

Yield: 2 dozen


*Or just use 1 cup of the all-purpose flour.  It is just healthier to combine some whole-wheat with the all-purpose.
**You can shape into 1-inch balls instead of crescents, if desired.

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