Sand Crescents

Shaped Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • Additional Sifted powdered sugar

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla, blending well. Gradually add flour and chopped pecans, mixing just until well blended.

Shape dough into small crescents; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 250° for 40 to 50 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Roll in additional powdered sugar. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: about 2 dozen.


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