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Ingredients

1 3/4 c. Flour

1/3 c. Sugar

1 1/4 c. Ground walnuts

2 Egg yolks

1 c. Sweet butter

Confectioners sugar

Directions


Legend has it that bakers started making pastry in the form of crescents following the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and ground walnuts. Make a little well in the flour mixture and add the egg yolks. Cut butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture. Knead thoroughly and shape into a ball. Add flour, if needed, to prevent the dough from sticking to the bowl. Cut the ball in 4 parts and shape each part in a roll about inch thick. Cut 1/4-inch pieces and form small crescents in the palm of your hand. Place crescents on a greased baking sheet and bake about 9-10 minutes, until light brown. While still warm, roll the crescents in the confectioners sugar (be careful, they break very easily), then place them on a board to cool. Store in a cookie tin. The flavor actually improves with time. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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