Pecan Crescent Cookies Recipe

pecan crescent cookies recipeMy mother-in-law has been making these pecan crescent cookies for years. Everyone in the family has a favorite out of all the cookies she makes. Hubs favorite are her cream wafers but pecan crescent cookies are mine. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Pecan Crescent Cookies

1/2 cup butter
2 cups chopped pecans
5 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp water
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla and water. Add in flour, salt, and pecans and mix well. Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough, roll into a ball, then shape into a crescent. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. While still warm, roll cookies in powered sugar.

pecan crescents


  1. Those look so good! I love pecans.

  2. Hug pecan lover here!

  3. Wow, they look wonderful!

  4. I could go for one of these right now!!

  5. They look tasty, perfect with coffee

  6. Yummy!!

  7. Mmmm sounds like a combo of pecans with divine shortbread.

  8. My mom loves pecans. I’m totally gonna make these for her.

  9. Yum, those look delicious.

  10. These look like Greek cookies I make for Christmas, but I use almonds instead of pecans!

  11. Those look good. They remind me of “wedding cookies.”

  12. Thanks for sharing her recipe, they look great! =)

  13. Those look so good! They remind me of something my aunt used to make when I was little.

  14. Andy Grant says:

    They look like they could be my favorite as well.

  15. Those remind me of tea cakes (Mexican Wedding Cookies) — my husband would love these!

  16. My mom makes these at Christmas time and they are so good!

  17. I love pecans and these sound so good. wish I could eat them.

  18. My mom woudl LOVE these! Looks so good.

  19. I make almond crescents which are somewhat similar. That shape is just so fun to me!

  20. Yummy!

  21. Looks very yummy!

  22. oh hubby and I both love these. Looks so tasty

  23. My grandmother made these.

  24. Those look good.

  25. these look soooo goood. In must try them.

  26. I tried making pecan crescent cookies many years ago because I like them so much but they came out horrible. I will have to give your MIL’s recipe a try. I think there is a real art to a good pecan crescent cookie much like a biscuit. I think it’s in the technique.

  27. Those look so good!!!

  28. Yum and great photos.

  29. These look delish!

  30. These look great. My father inlaw has severa; pecan trees and always sends me boxes and boxes of them each year. I am so excited to have found a new recipe. thanks for sharing!

  31. These cookies look really good. I love. Cookies like these make me think of the holiday cookies my aunts make.

  32. I love pecans and cresents so this would be amazing

  33. Looks delicious! I am going to try this recipe

  34. Amy Orvin says:

    I’d love to try these cookies. They look very yummy!

  35. I’m going to have to try and make these!

  36. Beth Anne McFadden says:

    These remind me SO much of some similar cookies my grandmother used to make. Great memories! I will have to try these sometime. They look wonderful!

  37. I definitely need to try this sometime. :)

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