Nusskipferl (Nut Crescents)
Cuisine: German
Author: Kitchens
Prep time: 1 hour 30 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 1 hour 50 mins
  • 1 package yeast; active dry
  • 4 Cups flour; unbleached, unsifted
  • 1 Cup butter; softened
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 3 egg yolks; large
  • 3 egg whites; large
  • 1 Cup nuts; ground (hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans or almonds)
  • 1 Cup sugar; or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix yeast, flour, butter, sour cream and egg yolks thoroughly until dough is formed. Cover and let dough rest 1 hour.
  2. For filling beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold in nuts, sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Roll dough 1/8-inch thick. Cut out rectangles about 2- X 3-inches. Spread with 1 Tablespoon of filling.
  4. Roll up jelly roll fashion. Place on greased baking sheets and curve to form crescents.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks and store in airtight tins.
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