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Pecan Crescent Cookies

"Rich, buttery and absolutely irresistible, these old-fashioned nut cookies were one of Mom's specialties. Any meal was a memorable event when she served this scrumptious treat. -Grace Yaskovic, Branchville, New Jersey"
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Ingredients

40 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour. Stir in pecans.
  2. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-1/2-in. logs and shape into crescents. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-22 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Let stand for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

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I am a professional chef and regularly use this site for ideas, recipes and feedback. I will never rate a recipe unless it is excellent because I feel personal tastes don't ensure proper critici...

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I'm not sure why these didn't work for me. I love pecan crescents, but these just weren't as good as some other recipes I've used.

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I am a professional chef and regularly use this site for ideas, recipes and feedback. I will never rate a recipe unless it is excellent because I feel personal tastes don't ensure proper critici...

These are great! I added an extra half cup of nuts because I ground too much. Also, instead of sprinkling them with confectioners sugar, I rolled them in it while they were still just a little...

Excellent recipe. These cookies are so yummy! Instead of dusting them with the confectioner sugar, I poured some in a bag and tossed the cookies in it while they were still warm. They ended up...

I have a hard time shaping them in to the crescent, so I just make small balls and call the "snowballs"!!! I have also attached some pictures so you can see them and also keep in mind, that the ...

Absolutely WONDERFUL recipe. My dad and my brother-in-law simply can't get enough of these. I make them every time I'm home visiting from college and every time they are gone in at least two d...

Absolutely delicious and so easy - I'm not a baker, and I made these for Christmas this year since they are my favorite. So buttery!!

I've been making these for 30 years and they're a family favorite. Always have requests for them. Great with coffee on Christmas morning!

I'm going to a Stampin Up meeting tonight and wanted to bring something yummy. Well, my husband has ate about half of them since he came home from working, which in turn, now I need to make ano...

These are FANTASTIC! They are buttery and delicate and the holidays would NOT be the same without them. Who knew such simple everyday ingredients could make something so delicious?! This is a mu...