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25 Days of Cookies: Add buttery pecan crescents to your holiday cookie tray

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Butter cookies are a cinch to make and are always delicious. One of the most popular butter cookies this time of year is the snowball, which is rolled in powdered sugar and usually contains pecans or some other type of nuts.

Similar to shortbread dough, these cookies contain no eggs. They are light, buttery and literally melt in your mouth.

To change them up slightly, try adding lemon, orange, lime or any other citrus zest with the extracts.

Pecan Crescent Cookies

1 cup butter
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 /12 cups flour
1 cup ground pecans
1 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add both extracts and mix well. Gradually add flour until incorporated, but do not overmix. Stir in pecans.

Shape teaspoons of dough into crescent shapes and place on cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm. Immediately roll in powdered sugar.



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