Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

This butter cookie is a holiday tradition spanning generations in my family. It is simply not Christmas without them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat Oven to 325°.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add flour gradually.
  4. Add pecans and vanilla.
  5. Dough will be very dry but will form a ball as your hand warms the butter while forming small crescents or "football" shapes.
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. When cool, roll in powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

This is a great basic mix - I tried using chopped almonds, orange and lemon zest with a marmalade filling topped with a few dark chocolate chips -divine! I also tried omitting the nuts altogether and using a drop of Amarula plus a dollop of fig jam - very good! It is great to play around with flavours, just split the dough up into a few different portions and go nuts! Super easy and yummy!

kismet_lee December 12, 2009

This is a great recipe. These cookies were quick and easy to make. They taste incredible. Like shortbread studded with pecans than rolled in powdered sugar. Yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will be using it in my christmas tray this year.

Baby Kato April 08, 2009