Pecan Crescent Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by taylortwo

This recipe came from a cookie exchange I used to attend yearly. I love them but seem to only make them at Christmas. They probably can be made with any oily nut *like almonds* but I prefer them with pecans. They are very tender and they melt in your mouth.

Top Review by schmidtk

I believe the recipe is wrong. It calls for 2 tablespoons vanilla and I believe it is suppose to be 2 teaspoons. (I should have known better and questioned this before making them) Also, 12 minutes at 400 degrees is not long enough. Every other recipe I have pulled since call for 325 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, some even longer. They had a strange taste due to the vanilla and they were raw in the middle.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine together flour, salt and chopped pecans.
  2. In another bowl, cream the butter, sugar, water and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well to combine but try not to overmix.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for 10 minutes and then shape into crescents (any size but I usually make them about 3").
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.
  7. While they are still warm but not hot, roll in powdered sugar.

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