You are here: Home » Recipes » Pecan Crescents Pecan Crescents Recipe by Sirbarney Yield 1 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 pound butter, softened, plus 1 tablespoon for greasing baking sheet1 cup sifted powdered sugar, plus additional for coating cookies1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 pound pecans, finely chopped Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Invert a large rimmed baking sheet, grease with the 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. Cream the 1/2 pound butter in a large bowl; add in the 1 cup powdered sugar, a little at a time, mixing until combined. Stir in the vanilla. Alternately, add in the flour and pecans, mixing well after each addition. Immediately mold in crescent shapes – using approximately 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes, depending on size of cookie, until golden brown. Cool completely. When cookies have completely cooled, roll in powdered sugar, coating completely.