This recipe came from one of my earliest pastry assistants, Sandra, when we baked together at the Strathallan Hotel in Rochester, New York. We used to put them on cookie/petits four platters because they froze well. You can also dip them in chocolate, omitting the confectioners' sugar at the end.
Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
Print
Viennese Crescents
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
6 dozen
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
6 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

Cream the butter and add the sugar and vanilla and beat to fluffy. Add the flour and nuts and mix in. Chill the dough for at least one hour. The more it's chilled the less it spreads during baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Shape the dough into tiny crescents using 1 teaspoon of dough for each cookie. Place them on an ungreased sheet pan in rows, leaving 1 inch in between for spreading and bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Let cool 5 minutes. Dredge them in confectioners' sugar.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Almond Crescents

Recipe courtesy of Nielsen's Pastries

Asparagus and Prosciutto Crescent Rolls

Recipe courtesy of Haylie Duff

Quick Crescent Pecan Pie Bars

Recipe courtesy of Albina Flieller|Pillsbury Company

"Grateful" Crescent Rolls with Homemade Butter

On TV

Food Quest

10am | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Carnival Eats

11am | 10c

Carnival Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12pm | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1pm | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Good Eats

3pm | 2c

Good Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cheap Eats

5pm | 4c

Cheap Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

MasterChef Canada

8pm | 7c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here