1 c. butter or margarine
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 (6 oz.) miniature semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/4 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. shortening


In a large bowl, beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add water and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour, half of the chocolate pieces and the pecans. Shape dough into 1 1/2 x 1/2-inch crescents. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes. Cool.

In a plastic bag, gently shake a few cookies at a time in powdered sugar. Melt together the remaining chocolate pieces and the shortening. Dip one end of each cookie into the melted chocolate mixture.