Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tempting Tuesdays ~ Butter Pecan Cookies

I was in the mood for something a little lighter this week. I thought about those little snowball cookies that seem to be everywhere this year, but I can never get them to bake just right. So, I turned them into regular cookies! Great idea, right? They are light and airy with that buttery taste we crave.

Adapted from Right @ Home.


1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar + another 1/2 cup to sprinkle over cookies
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Cream butter in mixing bowl.

Gradually add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and salt. Mix until a fluffy consistency is reached.

Add nuts and vanilla.

Blend in flour gradually and mix until ingredients are completely combined. Shape into teaspoon balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar while cookies are still on the baking sheet. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes, then place on wire rack to completely cool. Serve with a cold glass of milk or favorite holiday beverage.

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