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Pecan and Brown Sugar Crescents
Great with Fruit and Cheese
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup pecan pieces, lightly toasted
1/2 cup chilled, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
powdered confectionary sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients except the powdered sugar in a food processor. Pulsing with on/off turns, process until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Then process continuously until the dough begins to come together.

Now roll 2 tsp. of dough between the palms of your hands to form a 2 1/2 inch long rope, tapering at the ends.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Curl in the ends to form a crescent shape. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies 1 inch apart.

Bake until just firm to touch, about 20 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool.

Sift powdered sugar over the cookies.

These can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

For a treat, serve with bleu cheese and chilled pear halves.


Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes Serves: Approx. 30 cookies
Recipe Origin: United States
Submitted by:
Capt. Tom Smith
United States
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