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“Not many ingredients in the dough; easy to mix, chill and fill, and the finished product is "oh, so good".”
2hrs 20mins
72 crescents

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dough:
  2. Cut butter into flour.
  3. Mix egg yolks with sour cream and add to flour mix.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Divide dough into 6 or 8 parts.
  6. Flatten each into small patty shape.
  7. Wrap each patty in plastic wrap and chill at least 6 hours or overnight.
  8. For filling:
  9. Combine nuts, sugars, and lemon rind and set aside.
  10. Beat egg whites a little with a fork and set aside.
  11. To assemble:
  12. Remove one patty at a time from fridge and roll out on a floured board to a 9" circle.
  13. Now smear some egg white over the circle of dough.
  14. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of sugar/nut mixture over that.
  15. Cut into 12 pie-shaped wedges.
  16. Roll up, curve into crescent shape, dip tops in egg whites, then in nut mixture and arrange on prepared cookie sheets.
  17. Repeat with balance of dough.
  18. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes.
  19. Makes 72, 96, or more, depending on how many times you divide the dough.

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