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Pecan Crescent Cookies

Light, sweet, and crunchy, these pecan crescent cookies will be a hit at the office next to the coffee pot or at your Christmas cookie swap this year. Pecan crescents also make a lovely gift for just about anyone who has tastebuds. 

My mother-in-law has been making these pecan crescent cookies for years. Everyone in the family has a favorite out of all the cookies she makes. Hubs favorite are her cream wafers but pecan crescents are mine. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Pecan crescent cookies: Of all my mother in law's cookies recipes, this one is my favorite.

Pecan Crescent Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

 

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add vanilla and water.
  3. Add in flour, salt, and pecans and mix well.
  4. Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough, roll into a ball, then shape into a crescent.
  5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. While still warm, roll cookies in powdered sugar.

 

pecan crescents

These pecan crescent cookies will be a hit at the office next to the coffee pot or at your Christmas cookie swap this year. Pecan crescents also make a lovely gift for just about anyone who has tastebuds. 

Pecan Crescents

Pecan Crescent Cookies

Jenn
Delicious pecan crescent cookies are perfect for Christmas or to accompany your morning coffee.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 24
Calories 157 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add vanilla and water.
  • Add in flour, salt, and pecans and mix well.
  • Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough, roll into a ball, then shape into a crescent.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • While still warm, roll cookies in powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Pecan Crescent Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 79mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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