I love, love, love these cookies! They remind me of my childhood. My mom always made them at Christmastime and I loved helping her make these sugary, nutty, powdery sweet goodness, yummmmmmm. She would make these with almonds, but I had Pecans in the house and they are just as delicious. I am sure any nut will do!….hee hee that just made me giggle for some reason.
1/2 lb. butter
5 Tablespoons sugar
2 Teaspoons vanilla
1 Teaspoon water
2 Cups flour
1/2 Teaspoon salt
2 Cups chopped nuts
Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and water.
Sift flour and salt and mix well with creamed butter mixture. Add Pecans.
Shape into crescents or balls and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.
Let cool for just a little bit and then roll in powdered sugar.