1/2 pound butter, softened, plus 1 tablespoon for greasing baking sheet
1 cup sifted powdered sugar, plus additional for coating cookies
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 pound pecans, finely chopped
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.