Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Going to a 4th of July party and my hubby's boss's house and I made her some cookies as a thank you. This is one of the types I made.

Pecan Rolls


1c. (2 sticks) butter @ room temp.
1/2c. sifted powdered sugar (plus 1/2c for rolling dough in afterwards)
1tsp. vanilla extract
21/4c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4c. finely chopped pecans

1. Put pecans in food processor and chop until desired consistency. You want them finely chopped, but not over done.
2. In large bowl, beat butter, confectioners sugar, and vanilla extract until fluffy.
3. Sift together flour & salt, then stir into mixture combining well.
4. Mix in nuts.

5. Place dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.

6. After dough is chilled, knead dough for a few minutes and set oven to 375.
7. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, continuously kneading as needed so balls stay together.
8. Place on ungreased baking sheet & press down SLIGHTLY.
9. Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. DO NOT BROWN!
10. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
11. While dough is still warm, roll in extra confectioners sugar.
12. Let completely cool. Roll in confections sugar again.

Makes about 30!

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