• Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Servings: 6 dozen
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


I love this cookie! It's my favorite and no one makes it like mom. The velvety cookie and the sweet powdered sugar makes this cookie a real treat.

It's not my recipe, it's pretty well known, but I wanted to add it anyway.

This particular recipe was from "Taste Of Home" magazine.


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Gradually add flour until well combined.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Shape tablespoonfuls into 2-in. crescents.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks.

Author Credit: Sarita Johnston

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