These buttery cookies are shaped like little crescents. You can use different kinds of nuts or add spices to your sugar for variety.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
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.
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.