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       Title: Walnut Crescents #2
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
   1 3/4 c  Flour
     1/3 c  Sugar
   1 1/4 c  Ground walnuts
       2    Egg yolks
       1 c  Sweet butter
            Confectioners sugar
  
      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 degrees.   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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