Make crescent cookies by combining 2 1/2 cups of flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 cup of chopped pecans. Add 1 cup of softened butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract; stir until everything is combined. Roll out the dough on a floured surface, cut it into triangular shapes, and roll the triangles into crescents starting at one corner. Bake them at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, and dust them with confectioners sugar.
Make another recipe by creaming together 1 cup of softened butter and 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of chopped pecans and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Knead the dough until it is well-blended, and then chill it for at least one hour. Using 2 teaspoons of dough per cookie, shape the dough into crescent shapes, and bake the cookies at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 20 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before rolling them in a mixture made from 1 cup of confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Another recipe suggests using chopped walnuts or almonds for the cookies as an alternative to pecans.