Pecan Crescent Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies are delicate moon shaped shortbread cookies with  pecans  and hints of bourbon and vanilla.
Pecan Crescent Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Pecan Crescent Cookies Disclaimer: Thank you to Millican Pecan, Anolon Bakeware, Sweets & Treats and Adams Extracts, for providing the prizes for #ChristmasCookies Week free of charge. As always, all opinions are my own.

Pecan Crescent Cookies is my  recipe of the day with the Christmas Cookies Week  blogging  group. It’s  an annual  tradition where we  get  together to present our newest holiday cookies recipes. Our lovely sponsors  provide product for the recipes and also prizes, which you can enter for a chance to win below.

Pecan Crescent Cookies

My pecan crescent cookies are typical of many wedding cookie type recipes, with the difference being in the combination of pecan meal  from Millican plus the bourbon.

The pecan meal  is nicely ground so you don’t need to trouble with using a nut grinder or chopping by hand. This speeds things up nicely.

pecan cescent dough with pecan meal and vanilla

Combining the bourbon  and vanilla together actually enhances these flavors without being overpowering. Plus the bourbon and  pecan are special to me being a Kentucky flavor, a state I live very near.

pecan crescent dough on baking sheet

The Anolon pans provided  were quite nice  with silicone handles so you don’t accidentally  drop a hot pan as easily. They have a nice grip.  They are also nonstick,  but I still use parchment to absorb oils since they will be used more than once in this recipe.

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Pecan Crescent Cookies

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Pecan Crescent Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Dough chill time 30 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 dozen cookies


Cookie Dough:

  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Kentucky bourbon whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecan meal


  • Sifted Powdered Sugar as needed


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cream together the butter and granulated sugar.
  • Add extract and bourbon stirring to mix.
  • Stir in salt and flour to form a dough, then fold in pecan meal, mixing until smooth.
  • Chill dough 30 minutes.
  • When dough is chilled, roll 1 teaspoonful of dough into a ball, then roll out until it is finger length.
  • Gently curve dough into a crescent and place on parchment paper lined baking sheets about an inch apart.
  • Chill remaining dough.
  • Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until barely golden at the edges, then cool completely on the pans.
  • When completely cool, sprinkle or dredge cooking in sifted powdered sugar.


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Pecan Crescent Cookies

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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

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