Servings: 4 to 5 Yield: dozen Prep 15 mins Chill 1 hr to 2 hrs Bake 325°F 20 mins


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely ground pecans
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Make It

1. In a bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla.

2. On low speed, beat in flour and pecans. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, until firm.

3. Heat oven to 325 degrees . Pinch off pieces of dough in rounded teaspoonfuls. Roll into logs, taper ends and bend into crescents. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake at 325 degrees for 19 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned.

5. Remove cookies to a wire rack. Sprinkle with a heavy layer of confectioners' sugar. Cool completely. Sprinkle again with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 77, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 9, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 8, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.