How to make Christmas cookies: Sweet Crescents

Sweet Crescents - Clovice's favorite!

This recipe is my husband’s absolute favorite!

Sweet Crescents

(makes 64 small crescents)

First, make the dough. Cream together:

  • 1/2 pound softened unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese

Then, add and cream again:

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Next, add:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Mix until a ball of dough forms. Take dough ball and divide into 8 pieces. Take 8 pieces and form into a patty. Place dough patties on a plate and chill until firm.

How to shape the crescents:

You’ll need

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Stuffing: 1 cup of each (depending on your taste): chopped dates, raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts, sweetened coconut

Remove dough patty from refrigerator just before rolling. Soften for about 5 seconds in the microwave to make rolling easier.

Put a dusting of powdered sugar on your rolling surface. Place dough patty on top. Dust patty with more powdered sugar. Roll patty into a 10 inch circle. Divide circle into 8 slices. On the outside edge of each slice, add your stuffing choice. Roll the stuffing up into the dough by starting at the outside edge and rolling in towards the middle of the circle.

Place on lightly greased pan and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool on rack, then transfer to storage container. To serve, sift more powdered sugar on top and place powdered crescents on serving plate.


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