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These crescent-shaped cookies are a traditional Austrian holiday specialty.


1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar plus 1/3 cup for dusting
3 Tbsp. vanilla sugar**
1/2 cup ground hazelnuts, walnuts, or almonds
1 egg


Sift the flour into a large bowl.Cut the cold butter into the flour. Add the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, ground nuts, and egg. Dampen hands with ocold water and knead mixture into a dough. Chill for 1/2 hour.

Roll chunks of the chilled dough between your palms to form 1/2-inch thick ropes. Cut and form crescents and place on baking sheet. Bake at 325° F for 10 to 15 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden brown. Roll the crescents in powdered sugar while still hot.

Mix the 1/3 cup of powdered sugar together with the vanilla sugar. Roll the crescents in this mixture while they are still hot.

** If vanilla sugar is unavailable where you live, you can make your own by placing a vanilla bean and 1 lb. of granulated sugar in an airtight container for 1 week.

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