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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.


  • 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


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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