Archive for December, 2008

Pecan Tea Cookies

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

I got this recipe from the Food Network website, but tweaked it a little. The original called for hazelnuts (which I couldn’t find shelled) so I changed up the recipe a little. This one will definitely be a Christmas time favorite….

Ingredients:

2 Cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened (do not substitute)
1 cup powdered sugar (plus about 1/2 cup for coating)
1 tbs vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine flour and salt in bowl and set aside.
2. Cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).  Add sugar and vanilla and mix until whipped and light – about 2 minutes.
3. Add the nuts and mix until well incorporated. Add flour/salt mixture and mix about 1 minute.
4. Shape dough into 1 Tbs balls and place on baking sheet spaced about 1 inch apart. Bake until underside of cookies are browned – about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets.
5. Place 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Once cookies have cooled, roll them in powdered sugar until coated. Tap off excess.

These are so rich and buttery. They are one of my favorite type of cookie. Enjoy!