Extra-Special Cashew Crescents Recipe

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Extra-Special Cashew Crescents
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  1. Place cashews in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and chopped cashews; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Divide dough in half; shape each into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Using a floured scalloped round 3-in. cookie cutter, cut a semicircle from one corner of the dough, forming the inside of a crescent shape. Reposition cutter 1-1/4 in. from inside of crescent; cut cookie, forming a crescent 1-1/4 in. wide at its widest point. Repeat with remaining dough. Chill and reroll scraps if desired.
  5. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and remaining vanilla; spread or drizzle over cookies as desired. Sprinkle with chopped cashews if desired. Leave some cookies plain or sprinkle them with additional confectioners' sugar if desired. Let iced cookies stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 136.29 Kcal (571 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.46g 8%
Cholesterol 6.79mg 2%
Sodium 33.51mg 1%
Potassium 37.52mg 1%
Total Carbs 20.26g 7%
Sugars 9.82g 39%
Dietary Fiber 0.12g 0%
Protein 1.86g 4%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 6mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 378.34 Kcal (1584 kJ)
Calories from fat 136.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.16g 8%
Cholesterol 18.85mg 2%
Sodium 93.03mg 1%
Potassium 104.15mg 1%
Total Carbs 56.24g 7%
Sugars 27.27g 39%
Dietary Fiber 0.33g 0%
Protein 5.16g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 2%
Calcium 16.7mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.2
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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