December 20, 2014

Today's #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Busy Philipps, mom of two and an award-winning actress. Busy is best known for her roles in "Dawson’s Creek" and "Cougar Town." Growing up, Busy would bake crescent cookies during the holidays with Moot, her grandmother. This year, she baked a second batch for Rustin Davis, the base camp PA on "Cougar Town." Rustin is in charge of taking care of all the actors and making sure they have everything they need, Busy said.

“I wanted to bake an extra batch of Christmas cookies for Rustin, because I want him to know how much I appreciate all that he does and always with a smile on his face,” she said. “Our show is ending this season, and I will undoubtedly miss seeing his shining face every morning!”

Busy says she will continue to use Moot’s recipes with her daughters for many Christmases to come and was kind enough to share the recipe with us (see below).

Inspired? Use a family recipe like Busy did, and bake a second batch of treats for a local charity or someone who means something to you. Deliver the treats and show them how much you appreciate them. Snap a photo and tag it #BakeItForward!

Check back tomorrow to see who else is joining us to #BakeItForward.

Moot’s Great Crescent Cookies

½ pound butter½ cup confectioners sugar1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups sifted flour1 cup chopped pecans

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add vanilla, nuts, and flour.
  3. Divide dough, and put it in waxed paper to make a roll. Refrigerate for an hour.
  4. Shape small pieces of dough into crescents on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350° about 20 minutes.
As soon as the cookies are removed from the oven, roll them in powdered sugar which forms a coating and looks like frosting. The best way to do this is in a plastic bag – but it must be done carefully as the cookies can break easily.

Recipe courtesy of Busy Philipps.

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