2 cups butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 teaspoons cold water
4 cups sifted all-purpose fl our
4 cups fi nely ground pecans
In large bowl, cream butter. Add sugar; beat until fl uffy. Mix in vanilla
and water. Add fl our 1 cup at a time; mix well. Stir in pecans. Chill if
dough is soft.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Shape dough into balls about the size
of a walnut; shape each ball into a crescent. Bake at 275 degrees on
ungreased cookie sheets for 20 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
Cool cookies on pan for 1 to 2 minutes, then transfer to wire cooling
racks. When cooled, place a few cookies in a plastic bag with powdered
sugar; lightly shake to cover each cookie. Makes about 8 dozen.