Recipe By Cheryl
Published Dec 28th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 4 dozen Calories 180.2

Pecan wedding cookies rolled in confectioner’s sugar.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. 2 Cream butter or margarine, gradually adding confectioners' sugar and salt. Cream until light and fluffy.
  3. 3 Stir in pecans and vanilla. Add flour gradually. Mix well. Shape dough into crescents using a teaspoon full for each crescent. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 15-30 minutes. Do not brown. Let cool slightly, then roll cookies in additional confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 180.2
  • Carbohydrate 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol 20.3 mg
  • Fat 14.3 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.4 g
  • Sodium 103.2 mg
  • Sugar 3 g


  1. These cookies are delicious! They are a bit sweet but go fabulous with a strong cup of coffee or tea.
  2. I'm too lazy to shape crescents so I use my small cookie scoop, portion them all out, then roll them into smooth balls. Perfect with a a cup of tea.
  3. While these go by a number of names, Pecan Fingers, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Pecan Crescents, these cookies have been a part of many families' Christmas cookie tradition for decades. This is very similar to the recipe I've been using from a very old Wisconsin Electric Co. Christmas cookie cookbook in that while other, similar, recipes - Read more ...
  4. This was an excellent recipe. My best friend used to make these cookies for my mother and I all the time. I have an easy way to mix the dough.You need to use your food processor to mix everything. First put the pecans in the food processor (I used 2 cups of pecans instead of - Read more ...
  5. I had misplaced by own recipe so was I really happy to find this one here. It's perfect - although in my opinion a recipe is easier to follow if the ingredients are listed in the order to be used. Comment. For the person who needs crescent-shape-making help - take a walnut-size piece of the - Read more ...
  6. I followed the recipe exactly. I found that they spread some on the cookie sheet so they are not perfect crescent shape. The taste is good but not a favorite a my house.
  7. These are tasty. Just be sure to use very finely chopped pecans. I didn't chop mine up quite good enough and it made the cookies fall apart when I tried to roll them.
  8. These were very good cookies. As another reviewer said earlier Texans call these Wedding Cookies. I have been looking for a recipe similar to wedding cookies but the ones I'm familiar with are round not crescents. Nonetheless these are the closest I've found. I did not roll mine in powdered sugar but went ahead and - Read more ...
  9. THANK YOU Cheryl! In the south we refer to these cookies as Southern Wedding Cookies. I have been trying to find this recipe for years. I remember as a child every wedding I have ever been to had these cookies! I tried to find the recipe in time for my wedding...I now am in Washington - Read more ...
  10. These were soo good and so easy. I made 2 x in 1 week because my husband kept eating them up! I can't wait to impress my cookie exchange with this one!