Servings: 48Cook Time: 12-15 min
1 pkg (2 1/4 teaspoon) yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
3 cups flour, sifted
2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup or so of ground nuts – I use walnuts
In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over the water and stir to dissolve (I let it sit for about 5 minutes). Add the flour, stir a bit. Add the sugar, melted butter, and beaten eggs and mix until well-blended. Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 3 days (or freeze).
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix sugar and cinnamon together and set aside. Divide pastry into 6 parts. Sprinkle a bit of the cinnamon/sugar mixture into a pie pan. Roll out one part of dough and press into the pie plate. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon/sugar mixture and ground nuts. Cut dough into 8 wedges and roll crescent style. Let rest for about 15 minutes.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350 for 12 – 15 minutes.
Tags: Christmas Cookie
Submitted by: oneoldgoat on December 23, 2010