AppleJack has two sisters. The older sister is affectionately called Sis. Sis is the epitome of Southern elegance and taste. Sis's home is beautifully decorated, her flower garden is filled with interesting varieties and weed free, she entertains with style and grace and is an excellent cook. Sis has baked thousands of cookies serving her children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends, and university students. Each year at Christmas time, Sis spends hours preparing each persons favorite recipe. Pecan Crescent Cookies is one of my favorites.
Pecan Crescent Cookies
1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Preheat over to 325 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour. Stir in the pecans.
Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-1/2-inch logs and shape into a crescent. Place one inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until set and the bottoms are slightly browned.
Let stand for two to three minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.