Crescent Cookies

Crescent Cookies


"These buttery cookies are shaped like little crescents. You can use different kinds of nuts or add spices to your sugar for variety."


servings 94 cals
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Original recipe yields 40 servings



  • Calories:
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and chopped pecans. Stir in the margarine and vanilla until a dough forms. Knead by hand for a few turns.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into triangles, and roll from the square end up to the point. Bend into a crescent shape, place on an unprepared cookie sheet, and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar for decoration.
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  1. 23 Ratings


There are certain foods that bring back wonderful childhood memories and these certainly do just that. My Austrian grandmother, "Oma", made these for us every Christmas. I have continued with th...

cookies turned out delicious, but not due to the recipe...dough was not the correct texture to roll, so I had to form them into crecents in my hand, also, a few inconsistencies ie:margerine vs b...

Very nice and very easy cookie to make. I had to add a little more water then mentioned. Next time I will make a double batch. This is the first time in my life that I baked and they turned o...

These turned out GREAT! I did substitute walnuts for pecans and I used 2 cups flour and 1 and a half cups nuts. I thought handling them would make them tough, but they are crisp and light and de...

Like others, I had hard time rolling them out so I just shaped them in my hands and instead of adding just one type of nuts, I added almonds and walnuts as well with a pinch of salt. My husband ...

I too found it hard to roll these into shape, so I just shaped them by hand. The kids had fun helping with this part. These are so delicious and will be making these at the holidays.

Very good. I made some with pecans and substituted pecans for walnuts in the rest, and both were very good.


This recipe was great! They disappeared really quickly... The only change I made was adding a few tablespoons more white sugar, but other than that this recipe is wonderful!