I have a canker sore on my tongue which is putting a damper on my desire to cook or eat this Christmas but I felt like I really should at least make one batch of Christmas cookies to have on hand for our guests. So last night I made Pecan Crescents, in honor of my stepmother’s mom Jean, who shared the recipe with me some years ago. These are so delicious and tasty with coffee.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt (not in the original recipe)
2 cups sifted flour
2 cups pecans, ground. (I used my immersion blender. It was a bit of a process but it worked. Grandma Jean had a little hand-cranked grinder that she used for the purpose.)
Form into crescents and bake at 325 for 25 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar.