Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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cookies, desserts

Butter-nut Crescents

Mom's Black Book

Servings: 12

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 35 minutes

Note: This one is marked as "Good" in the margin.


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (Chop fine)


  1. Melt butter in small saucepan; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar, water and vanilla.
  3. Gradually blend in flour then pecans to make a pasty like dough.
  4. Pinch off dough, about a teaspoonful at a time and roll lightly between the palms of hands, into finger-like strips about 2 inches long. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and curve into crescents.
  5. Bake in a slow oven (300–325°F) 20 minutes, or until delicately golden.
  6. Remove carefully from the cookie sheet, dust with confectioner's sugar while still hot.
  7. Allow to cool then dust again with confectioner's sugar, to make a generous white coating.

Yield: 2 dozen

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 283 Calories; 22g Fat (69.4% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 41mg Cholesterol; 157mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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