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Pecan Crescent Cookies

Updated on May 7, 2013
Form into Crescent Shape
Form into Crescent Shape
Ready to Serve
Ready to Serve

Melt in Your Mouth

Every holiday sweet table in our family includes Pecan Crescents. My mother began making these in the 1950's and I continued to make these beginning in the late 1970's. My daughter Laura always loved to help me make these cookies and now she makes them with her daughter.

Shaped like a crecent moon and topped with powdered sugar they are a pretty addition to every cookie tray. They are light and crispy and melt in your mouth!


  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 teas. salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 tbs. powdered sugar
  • 1 teas. vanilla
  • 1 cup ground pecans

Procedure (preheat oven to 350 degrees)

  1. Sift flour once, measure, then sift with salt.
  2. Cream butter until light.
  3. Add confection sugar and vanilla, blend well.
  4. Work in flour, then add nuts.
  5. Roll into pencil shape 2-21/2 inches long.
  6. Form into crescents.
  7. Place on un-greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
  9. When cool dust with powdered sugar.


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    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This is something I'd never heard of, but since it contains one of my favorite foods, I'm willing to try it. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • SilkThimble profile image

      SilkThimble 6 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      My family has made these for years! So yummy.

    • rjsadowski profile image

      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      Your pecan crescents look a lot like Hungarian kiflik which are small crescent rolls with various additions both sweet and savory.

    • WillStarr profile image

      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      My mother used to make these! Thanks for the recipe!