1 cup of butter, softened
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon ice water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Beat: butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour and next 4 ingredients, beating well, stir in pecans.
Roll: dough into 1-inch ball, roll out to 3 inch logs. Shape into crescents, and place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake: at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks. Dredge cookies in powdered sugar. Yield 3 dozen
I let the cookies completely cool..Use a large plastic bag with the powdered sugar in it...and shake it gently.