July 31, 2012

Pecan cookies


This is a re-post with some more picture and updates of the previously posted recipe. 

I have this recipe from my daughter and ever since she first made it, it has become one of our favourite cookies.

Easy to make, they are the perfect little treats for lunch boxes... or just enjoyed at home. 
Have fun making them!...and eating them! :))
 
Pecan cookies
 
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, and vanilla extract.

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Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl, and add it to the creamed mixture stirring with a spatula. Mix in add half cup of pecans.

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Divide dough in two. Place dough on a plastic covered surface  and shape into 1 inch diameter and about  9 inch long log. Repeat with the other half of the dough.

Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. At this point, rolls can be wrapped twice and placed in the freezer for up to 3 months.  When ready to use, just thaw rolls in the refrigerator. Dough needs to be quite cold and firm to be able to cut into even slices.
 
Unwrap roll and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Sprinkle with the remaining pecans. Press top gently.

Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire rack to cool.

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Makes: 3 dozens

Tip: To learn about the benefits of including pecans in your diet, follow the link; Pecans
 
Happy baking!

Leia’s Culinary Treasures

 

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