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Pecan Crescent Cookies

 Pecan Crescent Cookies
Rich, buttery and absolutely irresistible, these old-fashioned nut cookies were one of Mom's specialties. Any meal was a memorable event when she served this scrumptious treat. -Grace Yaskovic, Branchville, New Jersey
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and
  • fluffy. Gradually add flour. Stir in pecans.
  • Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-1/2-in. logs and shape
  • into crescents. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 325° for 20-22 minutes or until set and bottoms are
  • lightly browned. Let stand for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire
  • racks to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.
  • Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 104 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.