12 Days Of Cookies A Gourmet Cookie Extravaganza…Viennese Vanilla Crescents

On the 6th day of Christmas Cookies Glamah baked for me Viennese Vanilla Crescents,Bizcochitos( Anise Cookies), Brown Butter Cookies,Chocolate Meringue Biscuits, Benne Wafers,and Navettes Sucrees. I think we have all had this version of cookie for the holidays. Ground Hazelnuts, butter , powdered sugar delectable! Gourmet published this recipe in October 1991, so the recipe and instruction were pretty clear and straightforward. I did find the dough once again on the dry crumbly side. I actually had to warn up balls of dough in my hand to melt the butter a little and from the crescents. Be careful with these when removing form the oven because they are very dry and crumbly. But once they set in their bed of powdered sugar and get an additional dusting, they cool down to a perfect cookie. Certain Someone found them dry the night I baked them. However I took these babies to work along with tomorrows cookies and they were gone in 60 minutes!People even emailed me for the recipe. They loved them with the morning coffee and that they were not to sweet. So if you time , and patience, give the cookies a whirl.

*I halved the recipe which said it made 100 cookies. Halved I got around 25 normal sized cookies.
*This recipe has a recipe within a recipe . You must make the Vanilla Confectioners sugar at least 24 hours ahead.
* And most important. All images taken were by CSI(Certain Someone Images)for CocoCooks.He’s getting big time now!
Be sure to visit my other baking friends and see what they chose to bake for the holidays from Gourmet.com.
Jerry – http://www.cookingbytheseatofmypants.com/
Judy – http://www.nofearentertaining.blogspot.com/
Sandy – http://www.bakersbench.blogspot.com/
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