I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Pistachio Walnut Crescents

I made these for the first time this Christmas. Even with no sifting required these cookies have a wonderful texture.

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
1  1/2 cups flour
1 cup butter, softened
2  1/2 cups icing sugar, divided
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract

Finely chop the walnuts and pistachios together to measure 1 cup in total. I use my coffee bean grinder for the job.

Cream the butter in a mixer, then add flour, nuts, 1/2 cup icing sugar, salt and the extracts. Blend well and chill 20-30 minutes.

Form into crescents and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 F for 12-15 minutes.

While still warm toss cookies in the remaining icing sugar.

Cool on racks, then dust with more icing sugar to serve.
I think I'll go have one now!

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