Great-Grandma Rose Schade’s Pecan Crescent Cookies

Great-Grandma Rose Schade’s Pecan Crescent Cookies

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10 minutes


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Great-Grandma Rose Schade’s Pecan Crescent Cookies

Holidays are a time to celebrate tradition. And this year I want to celebrate my great-grandmother, Rose Schade, and her Pecan Crescent Cookie tradition. These were the holiday cookies my family cherished and Rose made for everyone each year. She even prepared, packaged and sent these holiday treats to three generations of the military. To this day, her Pecan Crescent Cookies are my all-time favorite cookie.


Dry roast nut meats in a hot oven for just a few minutes to truly bring out their natural flavors. Always cool before adding to a recipe.


  • ½ cup butter (Unsalted) softened at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons powder sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup (medium) diced pecans


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2 Combine the butter and sugar and mix well
  • 3 Combine all other ingredients with the butter and sugar mixture
  • 4 Stir in the pecans
  • 5 Depending on the temperature of your kitchen you might want to chill the dough for a few minutes
  • 6 Roll the dough into lengths about the size of your thumb
  • 7 Curve slightly into a crescent shape and place on a parchment paper lined sheet pan and space one inch apart
  • 8 Bake for 8-10 minutes until light golden brown around the edges
  • 9 Remove from the oven and cool slightly
  • 10 Roll the warm cookies in the powder sugar
  • 11 Let cool completely and store in an airtight container


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