These were another favorite cookie in our home at Christmas. I could never could stop at 'just one'. You will notice that I made mine extra big this year...just to get my fill with ONE cookie! Ha!
Makes about 2 1/2 doz....depending on the size :)

Cream the following ingredients well:

1 cup butter
2/3 cup icing sugar (pwd. sugar)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup fine chopped walnuts
1 tbsp water

Form into small rolls the size of fingers. Place on parchment lined cookie pans. Slightly flatten. Bake at 300F for 20 minutes. Roll in icing sugar while still warm.


  1. Trish! I think these are my favorites too!!

  2. I haven't ever made these cookies, Trish. They look so good!! Could I bake one more cookie before Christmas?? sigh..

  3. By the name I thought they would be somewhat like the almond sandies I make, but these are still quite different. I think I've had them and they are good!
    By the way, I made your bread pudding this week and it is a winner! Sooo yummy! I'm going to make it again tomorrow for a birthday dinner.

  4. One of the girls at work brings these in every year. I must try to make them next year. I do think I am done making cookies this year. Kathy

  5. My mother in law brought over almond crescents today and the recipe sounds very similar. They melt in your mouth!

  6. We've made this recipe twice now. This is one dangerous recipe. My hips will never be the same. Delicious!! Thanks (except for the bigger hips - lol)!