Pecan Crescent Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies Recipe
Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Trinda Gage

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 cup butter or margarine, cut up
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans


Cut butter into flour with a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in cottage cheese until blended. Divide dough into thirds; wrap each portion separately in plastic wrap, and chill 2 hours.

Roll each portion into a 10-inch circle on a well-floured surface (dough will be sticky). Brush with melted butter; sprinkle each circle evenly with 1/2 cup brown sugar, and top with 1/3 cup pecans. Lightly press sugar and pecans into dough with a rolling pin.

Cut each circle into quarters. Cut each quarter into 4 wedges, and roll up, starting with long end; place, point side down, on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove immediately to wire racks to cool.