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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
       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