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Butter Pecan Cookies

on February 10, 2014

Today’s recipe is something a little different.

It seems like a lot of the goodies in Grandma’s file have chocolate chips in them.

These cookies are full of pecans.

Butter Pecan Cookies are a shortbread type of cookie.

They’re tender and crumbly and they melt in your mouth.

Butter Pecan Cookies

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You’ll notice that there are no baking instructions on the card.

Again – we should know this stuff. Ha.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Butter Pecan Cookies

1 cup butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar.

Add egg and vanilla.

Sift flour with cream of tartar and baking soda and add to creamed mixture.

Shape into balls and place a pecan half on top of each ball.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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I used my trusty ice cream scoop again to try and get the balls all the same size.

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I let them get just a little bit brown around the edges.

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These really do melt in your mouth.

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So tender.

So crumbly.

So good with that afternoon coffee or tea.

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3 responses to “Butter Pecan Cookies

  1. KarenDresser says:

    These are sooo good!

  2. Barbara Welsh says:

    Eureka! I think this is close to my Moms recipe which I lost a few years ago. I’ve tried so many other recipes and nine have come close. I hope this is it and I can’t wait to try it!

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