Pecan or Walnut Crescent Cookies

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 1998, America's Test Kitchen TV

Superfine sugar and a combination of finely chopped and ground nuts yield tender, delicate, nutty cookies.

SERVESMakes about 4 dozen cookies

TIME1¼ hours, plus 30 minutes cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a nut crescent cookie recipe with a melt-in-your-mouth quality, we tried three kinds of sugar in the batter: granulated, confectioners', and superfine. The last resulted in just what we wanted: cookies that melted in our mouths. In dete...

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