Cardamom-Walnut Crescents

Ingredients

For the dough

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup shelled walnuts
  • ¼ pound unsalted butter, chilled and cut in to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest
  • teaspoon salt

For the vanilla sugar

  • cup sugar
  • ¼ vanilla bean
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (24 servings)

      100 calories; 6 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 1 gram monounsaturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 4 grams sugars; 1 gram protein; 11 milligrams cholesterol; 12 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

2 dozen cookies

Preparation

For the dough

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all dough ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until the dough resembles coarse meal. Then process continuously until it begins to gather together.
  2. Roll 2 teaspoons dough at a time into half moon shapes. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet, 1 inch apart. Bake until firm to touch, about 18 to 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the vanilla sugar ingredients in a food processor until the vanilla bean is pulverized.
  4. When cookies are done, let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack. Sift the vanilla sugar over them immediately. Continue cooling for 15 minutes. The cookies may be stored in an airtight container up to 5 days.

40 minutes

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