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Nut Crescent Cookies with Pecans, Almonds, and Hazelnuts


With three kinds of nuts, these cookies are a special treat. They're great little cookies for Christmas or other holidays.


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or Macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Cream butter; gradually beat in 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, the flour, nuts, and salt. Blend well. Chill. Shape dough into crescents, using about 1/2 tablespoons for each cookie. Place cookies on baking sheets and bake at 300° for 18 to 20 minutes.

Combine 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar mixture.

Makes about 5 to 6 dozen.

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