Some people call these half-moons. I enjoy making them every year for Christmas gifts but they're delicious anytime. This makes 6 dozen but you can freeze them before you sprinkle the vanilla sugar on them. You can dip them in chocolate too!
I'll give this recipe five stars, because the resulting cookie really was delicious. However, if you're looking at the serving size as a guideline, I didn't find it accurate. I used balls that were definitely under a tablespoon each, and only got 5 dozen cookies. I was skeptical when I saw the quantities of the ingredients, and it turns out I was right. I didn't make the half moon shape, I just rolled each bit of dough into a ball and flattened them a bit. Took 12 minutes, and ended up delicious. Reminded me a bit of shortbread. - 14 Oct 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Simple and delicious cookie recipe. I was looking for something to use up some vanilla beans and this worked well. I will definitely be making these again around the holiday season to share with friends and family. - 11 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These have been a Christmas tradition at our home for years now. Since the dough is rather sticky, I tend to refrigerate and then shape small bits into cresents rather than rolling them into ropes. Instead of powdered sugar, we use vanilla suger so they have an extra vanilla punch - 24 Dec 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)