Apricot Walnut Crescents

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, cold
1 cup cream cheese, softened
1 large egg
6 tablespoons apricot preserves
6 tablespoons ground nuts

In a medium bowl, stir in the flour and salt, cut in the butter until the mix is crumbly. Stir in cream cheese and egg. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Pre-heat oven to 375 F. On a floured board, roll 1/3 of the dough into an 11" circle. Spread with 2 tablespoons preserves and top with 2 tablespoons ground nuts. With a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 12 pie-shaped wedges. Starting at the wide end, roll each wedge up and bend into a crescent shape. Repeat with rest of dough. Place cookies seam side down on large cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 20 minutes. Remove to rack to cool. Store in airtight containers.


Servings: 36

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