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Pecan Crescents

This recipe came from a church cookbook. I altered a few ingredients, and everyone who tries these crescents likes the nice, nutty flavor and texture.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
  • Makes
    9 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  • Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into crescents. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 300° for 18-20 minutes or until firm. Roll warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 40 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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