Cookie Recipes - Nutty Crescents

These were the first cookies we thought of when we started planning a CookieBooky meeting for Every Soul A Star. First we thought of the moon shape of these crescent cookies. Also Nutty Crescents are very much like some of the characters in the book - they are enjoyably nutty but sweet and wonderful, as well.

Nutty Crescents are easy to make:


1/2 c. butter (salted)
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1/2 c. pecans (chopped fine)
powdered sugar


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Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment (if you smear a bit of butter on the pan it will hold the parchment better.)

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar. Mix until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Slowly add flour, mixing until a dough forms (see Image 1). Add pecans and mix until they are thoroughly combined.

Scoop dough in heaping teaspoons (see Image 2). Form into log, then turn edges down in crescent shape. Place cookies on parchment-prepared pan. Bake at 325 for 20 - 25 minutes. When the cookies are light brown on bottom and look 'set', they are done. Let cool on cooling rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Makes 18 cookies.

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