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Pecan Crescent Cookies Recipe

Pecan Crescent Cookies Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour. Stir in pecans.
  • 2. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-1/2-in. logs and shape into crescents. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. 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 each: 104 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Pecan Crescent Cookies

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chetoes
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Mad= these with my mother they are a xmas special"

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p3imcharmed4ever
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"My mom has made these since we were little. They are so yummy. Only difference she bakes them at 250 for 50 minutes"

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tammycookblogsbooks
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"These cookies are simple but very good. The crescent shape makes them stand out. I don't buy butter so I used margarine. I decided to try finely chopped peanuts instead of the pecans. they were good but I think the pecans would be better. The texture of this cookie is good, the inside is soft."

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jadedraven
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I make these every year for the holidays, they are a requirement for my goody bags (that I give out as gifts). I like to substitute cashews for pecans otherwise I pretty much leave the recipe as is. The crescent moon shape is nice for Yule gatherings as well (for those like myself who are not christian)"

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TheSheepfold
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"These are easy and delicous! A crowd pleaser, for sure! I actually roll mine into logs so that I can get a little extra sugar on them by rolling them in sugar instead of "dusting" them. These are similar to a wedding cookie, but SO much better. This recipe is one that I use for Christmas and when I am asked to bring a little something for the table at a wedding reception."

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jadedraven
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008 Edited Dec. 11, 2011

"These are my second most requested cookies, and they are so very easy to make. I like them better with dry roasted cashews"

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