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My Czech grandma made these Crescent Cookies for Christmas every year. Many other neighboring countries seem to use a similar recipe. Today, I have seen them rolled into balls and named “snowballs” or “pecan snowball” cookies. Either way, these are a very traditional Christmas cookie. Besides tasting absolutely delicious – they are so easy and require only 5 ingredients!
Czech Crescent Cookies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup pecans – finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Reduce mixer speed and gradually add flour and pecans.
Shape into 1 1/4 inch balls (using a cookie scoop helps keep them uniform!). Then shape into crescents and roll in a small bowl of confectioners’ sugar.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes until the bottoms turn golden brown. Once cooled, roll again in confectioners’ sugar.
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