Šárka’s Vanilkove Rohlicky

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups of ground walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • about 2 cups of powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • ground up skin from 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. Mix butter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, egg yolk, and walnuts together
  2. Mix in the flour (1/2 cup at a time)
  3. Shape the dough into a ball, warp it in wax paper and refrigerate for about 30 minutes
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  5. Lightly butter two 12” x 12” baking sheets
  6. Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of chilled dough and place them on a floured board
  7. Roll each piece into a strip about 1 inch wide and 1/2 ince thick; shape each piece into a crescent (semi-circle)
  8. Arrange the crescents at least 1/2 each apart on the baking sheet
  9. Bake in oven for 12 to 15 minutes
  10. Transfer them onto a cake rack and coat them with powdered sugar while they are still warm
  11. Enjoy!