Pecan Crescent Cookies | One of my families favorite holiday cookies.  Nothing fancy just buttery goodness.

Pecan Crescent Cookies

 

When putting together my holiday cookie trays I always make sure to include these Pecan Crescent Cookies.  With all the sweets it’s nice to have something on the tray that is melt in your mouth good by not too sweet.  Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!

Pecan Crescent Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 30 Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 2- 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Mix butter until creamy, add the flour, nuts, 1/2 cup sugar, salt and extracts.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate covered 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Shape cookie dough into crescents.
  6. Bake 12-15 minutes.
  7. When cool enough to handle roll hot cookies in the remaining 2 cups confectioners' sugar.
  8. Cool on wire rack.

Notes

This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain

http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/pecan-crescent-cookies-2/

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Comments

Pecan Crescent Cookies — 20 Comments

  1. All the above look very nice and tasty but the pecan cresent cookies are calling my name. I remember a lady that used to make these when I was little and I still remember them today. So good Have a great holiday and thanks for the post andi

  2. If you wanted to have almond crescents, could you substitute the pecans for ground almonds and keep everything the same? Thanks!

    • Hi Josie, I know my son has taken a lot of my cookie recipes and made them gluten free. He says they taste the same as if he had used all-purpose flour.

  3. I made the Pecan Crescents Cookies this evening. Followed the recipe exactly except I used 1/4 tsp Maple extract instead of almond.
    Absolutely delighted because they are delicious! Thank you!

    • No, you don’t need to grease the cookie sheet. I do like to use parchment paper, not because the cookies will stick, just because I like the way the cookies brown with it.

    • Hi Tanna, You can freeze the dough to bake later but I wouldn’t freeze the baked cookies. I’m afraid when thawed the confectioners’ sugar will melt.

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