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

Recipe by Southern Living December 2004

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
chill:
1 hr
bake:
12 mins
total:
1 hr 52 mins
Yield:
Makes about 5 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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