Pecan Crescents

Pecan Crescents Recipe
Sift the powdered sugar for these cookies after measuring, but sift the flour before measuring.


Makes about 5 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 40 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours
Bake: 12 Minutes


1 cup pecan halves, toasted
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar


Pulse pecans in a food processor until they are coarse like sand.

Beat butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Stir in vanilla and ground pecans. Gradually add flour, beating until a soft dough forms. Beat at low speed just until combined. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Divide dough into 5 portions; divide each portion into 12 pieces. Roll dough pieces into 2-inch logs, curving ends to form crescents. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar. Cool completely on wire racks.

December 2004
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