Geoffrey Zakarian’s Vanilla Crescents — 12 Days of Cookies

by in Holidays, Recipes, December 10th, 2012

Geoffrey Zakarian's Vanilla Crescents
12 Days of CookiesIt’s time for 12 Days of Cookies, Food Network’s annual virtual cookie swap. Each day, visit us here on FN Dish for a peek at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from your favorite Food Network chefs.

Just because this recipe was created by an Iron Chef doesn’t mean it’s going to involve oddball ingredients or a crazy-difficult cooking process. In fact, these light, vanilla-scented cookies are made with just eight ingredients, and you don’t even need a cookie cutter to shape them. After mixing together flour, butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla, roll the cookies into a long log and chill before cutting and rolling the dough into two-bite crescents. If you’re a first-time crescent-shaper or are baking with little ones who are, don’t worry if your moons look more like stars, spaceships or the sun — they’ll surely be deliciously sweet anyway.

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Day 3: Tyler Florence’s Dark Chocolate Truffles

Day 4: Sunny Anderson’s Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Day 5: Anne Burrell’s Pignoli Cookies

Day 6: Bobby Flay’s Triple Chocolate Cookies

Day 7: Jeff Mauro’s PB & J Blondie

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Comments (8)

  1. Barbara says:

    Where do I find hazelnut flour?

    • Tad says:

      Bob's Red Mill has it, but only a high-end grocer is likely to carry it. Just call around. If you need to, you can always order from Amazon, but the shipping will add 50% to the cost :(

  2. These reminds my childhood days. Same things I use have from my mom's hands.

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  6. Tad says:

    The hazelnut flour comes through in the finished cookie. The scraped vanilla bean is more visual than flavor, but few people will notice the little flecks in the cookies. You can save a buck and use a little vanilla extract instead. I might try this again with a little hazelnut liquor. 18 cookies don't last long…

  7. sohbet says:

    very blog thanks admin

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