Pecan Crescent Cookies

Yields: 3 dozen cookies


½ lb unsalted butter

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups chopped pecans

5 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon water

½ teaspoon salt

Confectioner’s sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

Cream the butter and then add sugar, vanilla and water. Sift flour and salt together and stir into the butter mixture. Add pecans and mix thoroughly. Using a teaspoon, roll the cookie dough into a ball and then shape into small crescents. Bake cookies on parchment lined baking sheets for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheets for about 3-5 minutes. Roll warm crescent cookie in confectioner’s sugar, coating thoroughly. Set on wire rack to cool.