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Butter Cookies With Pecans

Butter Cookies With Pecans

D. Rattray
Butter cookies with powdered sugar and vanilla, along with pecans. Scroll down to see more butter cookies and tea cakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, soft
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Preparation:

In a large bowl, cream butter with 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add water and vanilla. Gradually add flour and nuts, beating until well mixed. Chill until firm, about 30 to 45 minutes. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets about an inch apart. Bake in a 400° oven for 10 minutes, or until light brown on the bottom. Transfer to wire racks to cool for 10 minutes, then roll in remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar.
Makes about 3 to 4 dozen tea cakes.

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