Pecan Crescent Melt-Away Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

Sugar-coated and pretty, these cookies melt in your mouth.

  • Portion size 30 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2005

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1 pinch salt

Method

Line rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the sugar until fluffy; beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, pecans, allspice and salt ; stir into butter mixture until blended.

Working with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the dough at a time, shape into 2-inch (5 cm) logs. Pinch ends to taper; turn in slightly to form crescent. Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on prepared pans.

Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until bottoms are golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 5 minutes.

Pour remaining icing sugar into shallow dish; press cookies into sugar to coat. Let cool completely on racks. Dust with remaining icing sugar. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Sodium 31 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 73.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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