Pecan Crescents

Pecan Crescents

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"Pecan wedding cookies rolled in confectioner's sugar."
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Ingredients

servings 180 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter or margarine, gradually adding confectioners' sugar and salt. Cream until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Add flour gradually. Mix well. Shape dough into crescents using a teaspoon full for each crescent. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 15-30 minutes. Do not brown. Let cool slightly, then roll cookies in additional confectioners' sugar.

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Most helpful positive review

While these go by a number of names, Pecan Fingers, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Pecan Crescents, these cookies have been a part of many families' Christmas cookie tradition for decades. This is very ...

Most helpful critical review

I followed the recipe exactly. I found that they spread some on the cookie sheet, so they are not perfect crescent shape. The taste is good, but not a favorite a my house.

While these go by a number of names, Pecan Fingers, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Pecan Crescents, these cookies have been a part of many families' Christmas cookie tradition for decades. This is very ...

I'm too lazy to shape crescents so I use my small cookie scoop, portion them all out, then roll them into smooth balls. Perfect with a a cup of tea.

I had misplaced by own recipe so was I really happy to find this one here. It's perfect - although in my opinion a recipe is easier to follow if the ingredients are listed in the order to be use...

This was an excellent recipe. My best friend used to make these cookies for my mother and I all the time. I have an easy way to mix the dough.You need to use your food processor to mix everythin...

These were soo good and so easy. I made 2 x in 1 week because my husband kept eating them up! I can't wait to impress my cookie exchange with this one!

THANK YOU, Cheryl! In the south, we refer to these cookies as Southern Wedding Cookies. I have been trying to find this recipe for years. I remember as a child, every wedding I have ever been...

These were very good cookies. As another reviewer said earlier, Texans call these Wedding Cookies. I have been looking for a recipe similar to wedding cookies, but the ones I'm familiar with a...

These cookies are delicious! They are a bit sweet, but go fabulous with a strong cup of coffee or tea.

These are tasty. Just be sure to use very finely chopped pecans. I didn't chop mine up quite good enough and it made the cookies fall apart when I tried to roll them.