Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
about 6 dozen

This buttery rich dough is filled with finely chopped pecans, shaped into crescents and covered in powdered sugar.  It's hard to sneak a few bites of these cookies as your face may get covered in powdered sugar! 

How to Make It

Step 1

Cream butter; gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add water and vanilla; beat well. Gradually stir in flour. Fold in pecans. Chill at least 1 hour.

Step 2

Break off dough by heaping teaspoons, and shape into 2- inch crescents. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes. Remove immediately from cookie sheets, and coat with additional powdered sugar. Cool on wire racks.

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