Date and Nut Half-Moon Pies

Preparation info
  • Makes

    20 to 22

    3½ inch crescent cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mrs. Witty's Monster Cookies

By Helen Witty

Published 1983

  • About

Mooning about with dates, walnuts, and the same crust used for the Overstuffed Cranberry, Nut and Orange Cookies and the Raisin Pie Cookies resulted in these tender crescents. Few kitchens possess a round cutter large enough for shaping them, but a clean, dry 7-ounce tuna can, both ends removed, is a dandy makeshift. A standard (2½-inch) cutter can be used, but the cookies will be trickier to shape.