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….


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


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!

Heidi Swapp’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I got these yummy cookies from Heidi Swapp’s Blog.  Tried them out this week.  Though they are more “cakey” than your average chocolate chip cookies – they are DELICIOUS!  A great way to celebrate Fall.


1 c. pumpkin
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
1 egg
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 c. chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
Nuts (optional)


Dissolve baking soda in milk; set aside.

In large bowl add pumpkin, sugar,
oil, and egg; stir. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon,
salt and baking soda mixture. Mix well.

Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. Spoon onto cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes or until done.