Nusskipferl (Nut Crecents)
Categories: German, Cookies, Desserts
Yield: 10 servings
1 pk Yeast; active dry
1 c Butter or margarine;softened
3 ea Egg yolks; large
3 ea Egg whites; large
1 c Sugar; or to taste
4 c Flour; unbleached, unsifted
1 c Sour cream
1 x ----------filling-----------
1 c Nuts; ground
1 t Vanilla
Mix yeast, flour, butter, sour cream and egg yolks thoroughly until
dough is formed. Cover and let dough rest 1 hour. For filling beat
egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold in nuts, sugar, and vanilla.
Roll dough 1/8-inch thick. Cut out rectangles about 2 X 3-inches.
Spread with 1 t of filling. Roll up jelly roll fashion. Place on
greased baking sheets and curve to form crecents. Bake at 350
degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on
wire racks and store in airtight tins. Makes 4 to 5 dozen crecents.
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