Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cherry Nuts Crescents



The bland nuts paired up with tart cherries make these crescent cookies scrumptious as well as nourishing.I had the recipe of crescent cookies from Baking with Love and Nigella's Feast.Both the recipes had lot of fat,as you would expected I halved the fat quantity and slightly varied the proportions and decorated the cookies with cherries instead of powdered sugar.The cookies were still crumbly and tasted just as good with lesser fat,with hint of sweetness balanced with tartness of cherries.Tart dried Cherries are good source of antioxidants.

Ingredients
1 cup walnuts,shelled and toasted
1/2 cup almonds,toasted
1/2 cup dried cherries
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup fine sugar
3 tablespoon Organic butter,softened
4 tablespoon cold milk
pinch of salt

Method
Preheat oven to 325F.Pulverize the toasted nuts in a food processor. Take the nuts out for the moment,and add the sugar,butter,flour,salt,milk and pulse until well mixed. Now add the nuts back in and pulse again until mixture comes together. Transfer in a bowl,the mixture will be sticky but firm enough to mold with your hands.It the mixture is too sticky,wrap it in cling wrap and let rest for about 20 minutes in the fridge.
To create the crescent shapes,take about tablespoon of the dough and roll in to a cylinder about 2 inches and press 2 cherries on top of the crescents and slightly flatten the cylinder while curling it to make a crescent shape.Lay them on a baking sheet and bake about 25 minutes until lightly brown on top.Transfer on cooling rack and cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

Cherry Nuts Crescents is in for A fruit a month:Cherries event,hosted by Rachel of Tangerine's kitchen

20 comments:

Uma said...

Wow, this looks so yummy! mouth-watering.

Gita's Kitchen said...

They look so delicious....

anudivya said...

Digging the low butter content... and these are such cuties. nice job.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

they look very pretty and walnuts shud add a lot of flavor to the cookies.

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and yummy.

Rachel said...

tartness and sweetness together in the crescents make them all the more interesting..Thanks for the lovely entry

Sudeshna said...

Hi Yasmeen,
This is the first time visiting yur blog, you have agreat collection. The Crescents look so yummy

G.Pavani said...

ooh..looks yummy n tempting me here very much

Cham said...

Ur recipe is always interesting... Looks very attractive the shape!

Adlak's tiny world said...

so scrumptious cookies. can i have a bite.....

Priya said...

U come up always new n interesting recipes Yasmeen...crescents looks gorgeous..great job n great entry for the event..

Ann said...

those are tempting and beautiful looking cookies..yasmeen the aroma reaches here.ha ha

Zee said...

Yummmm-O tart cherries..we don't get them in India though..
This brings back some memories..We used to get them from my mom's native land..and we were always trying to sneak out some to chew on..mom used to make a yummy jam out of these..
Loved the creative nut crescents..wish you lived close by:D

Chandani said...
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Chandani said...

so cute!! love the way you make all your recipes healthy and yummy:)

Happy cook said...

They really look yummy.

Nazarina A said...

Yasmeen, you did us all proud by making them healthy and tasty. Some of these celebrity chefs can "learn a lot from a passionate blogger." Some of them do not impress me at all!!!
I love your version!

Nick said...

delicious crescents and so low in sugar and fat,healthy.

Sam said...

Look very festive and yet so healthy.

Seema said...

Lovely crescents!

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