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“These cookies will bring you to your knees with one bite. Adapted from Rose Levy Beranbaum's Christmas Cookies.”
2hrs 10mins
4 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together in a medium bowl flour, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. In a food processor fitte with the metal blade, process the powdered sugar until very fine.
  3. Cut the butter into a few pieces and add it in the food processor with the motor running.
  4. Process until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pulse in the vanilla extract.
  6. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  7. Add the flour mixture and pulse in just until incorporated.
  8. Scrape the dough into a bowl and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.
  9. Preheat oven to 375.
  10. Form dough into"ropes" 1/2 inch in diameter and 2 1/2 inch long.
  11. Curve dough into crescent shape.
  12. Place dough on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper (or buttered cookie sheet).
  13. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until just beginning to brown around the bottom edges.
  14. Allow cookies to cool on sheets for a few minutes.
  15. Transfer cookies to powdered sugar and roll gently.
  16. Careful: these cookies are delcate!

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