Swedish Nut Crescents Recipe


Main Ingredient


 Chopped pecans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Sifted regular all purpose flour1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
 Double acting baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Salt2 Teaspoon
 Soft shortening1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Egg1 , unbeaten
 Milk2 Tablespoon
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2921 Calories from Fat 1207

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 141 g216.7%

Saturated Fat 22.2 g111.1%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 214.5 mg

Sodium 4358.3 mg181.6%

Total Carbohydrates 397 g132.3%

Dietary Fiber 15.5 g61.8%

Sugars 257.3 g

Protein 35 g69.9%

Vitamin A 6.8% Vitamin C 2.1%

Calcium 53.9% Iron 67.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Start heating oven to 325°F.
2. Combine nuts with 1/2 cup sugar. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. With mixer at medium speed, beat shortening with 3/4 cup sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla until creamy; beat in flour mixture.
3. On greased, inverted 9-by-9-by-2-inch cake pan, spread 1/4 cup dough thinly and evenly, sprinkle with 3 tablespoons nut mixture.
4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. At once, while hot, with 1-inch wide spatula, cut into 4 1/2-by-1-inch strips. With spatula, carefully remove strips, one by one, and lay over rolling pin to curve a bit; then remove to wire rack. Repeat, one pan at a time, until all dough is used. Makes about 70.