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Italian Crescents Recipe

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This recipe for Italian Crescents, by , is from Jeannette and Friends , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Bev Mattox
Added: Friday, July 4, 2008


1-2/3 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 c. ground pecans
1/4 t. salt
1 c. butter, softened
1-1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 c. powdered

Mix sugar and butter together. Add nuts, salt and vanilla.
Form into ball and chill for 1 hour. Shape dough into crescents and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool and roll in powdered sugar.
Yield: 3 + dozen cookies

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