Pecan Crescents

Last Updated on February 11, 2021

  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned pecan crescents cookies are a family heirloom Christmas cookie recipe.

 

  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned pecan crescents cookies are a family heirloom Christmas cookie recipe.
  

Tried and true, these classic Christmas cookies are sure to be a hit on any holiday dessert tray!

 

 

  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned pecan crescents cookies are a family heirloom Christmas cookie recipe.

 

As delicious as these pecan cookies are, they are really easy to whip up but taste amazing. We make these every year, no matter how hectic or busy we get.

 

  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned pecan crescents cookies are a family heirloom Christmas cookie recipe.

 

Our household gets pretty hectic so its nice to have a repertoire of Christmas cookie recipes that I can really count on and these pecan crescents are on the top of that list.

 

  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned pecan crescents cookies are a family heirloom Christmas cookie recipe.

 

 

Looking for more classic Christmas cookie recipes?

Check out some of my favourite holiday cookie ideas:

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Stained Glass Window Shortbread Cookies

White Chocolate & Cranberry Shortbread

 

 

  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned pecan crescents cookies are a family heirloom Christmas cookie recipe.

 

Pecan Crescents

Yields Approx. 52 Cookies

Ingredients:

1 Cup Butter, Room Temperature
5 Tbsp Sugar (+ 1/2 Cup for rolling cookies in)
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp  Cold Water
2 Cups Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Cups Pecans, Chopped finely

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Cream butter in a large bowl then mix in sugar, vanilla extract and water until well combined.

Sift in flour and salt and stir into mixture.

Add pecans and mix thoroughly.

Scoop out tbsp pieces of dough and shape into small logs, then bend slightly at both ends to form a crescent shape.

Roll cookies in granulated sugar and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until bottoms just turn golden.

Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

Once cool store in an airtight container.

 

  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned pecan crescents cookies are a family heirloom Christmas cookie recipe.

 

 

Pecan Crescents

Pecan Crescents

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter, Room Temperature
  • 5 Tbsp Sugar, + 1/2 Cup for rolling cookies in
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Pecans, Chopped finely

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter in a large bowl then mix in sugar, vanilla extract and water until well combined.
  3. Sift in flour and salt and stir into mixture.
  4. Add pecans and mix thoroughly.
  5. Scoop out tbsp pieces of dough and shape into small logs, then bend slightly at both ends to form a crescent shape.
  6. Roll cookies in granulated sugar and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until bottoms just turn golden.
  8. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
  9. Once cool store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

 

  These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned pecan crescents cookies are a family heirloom Christmas cookie recipe.

 

7 thoughts on “Pecan Crescents

  1. I think the last time I had these is when I was young, my grandmother made them and they were sooooo good, I am going to have to make some up and remember the good ole days!!

  2. I can see why you like them so much we made a batch on Christmas Eve and they were gone before the night was over,everyone really enjoyed them .

  3. These sound very similar to ones that we make for Christmas, though we don’t use pecans but because of the pecans I know that my sister-in-law would absolutely love these more 🙂

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