Pecan Crescents

These are another holiday favorite in our house.  Pecan Crescents, which are very similar to Mexican Wedding Cookies, are a buttery, pecan cookie covered in powdered sugar.
These use a lot of butter and don't make a lot, which makes for some tasty cookies!

Pecan Crescents:
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2 sticks butter, softened
6 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 cups flour
powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar.
Add the remaining ingredients.

Shape dough into crescents, put on ungreased baking sheet. 
Bake for 15-18 minutes.  Remove from oven and let them cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes.

After the cookies have sat for about 5 minutes, roll them in powdered sugar.