Pecan Powdered Cookies

I have a serious sweet tooth.Pregnancy has toned it down in some ways, like I am craving more sweet fruit than chocolate, but some days, I just want a cookie. I came across this recipe the other day and bookmarked it to recreate later. Only 5 ingredients and 4 easy steps to make?! Sounds like my kind of cookie creation.

Pecan Powdered Cookies

How To:

1) Preheat oven to 250*

2) Using an electric mixer at low speed, add in 2 sticks softened butter and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. At low speed gradually add in 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour. Mix in 1 cup chopped pecans, (cut into very small pieces) with a spatula.

3) With floured hands, take out about 1-tablespoon of dough and shape it into crescent. Place the cookies 1-inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Cook’s Note: Continue to dust your hands with flour as you make more cookies.

4) Bake for 40 minutes. Dust with additional confectioners’ sugar while still warm. Cool completely on wire racks and store in airtight containers.

Pecan Powder Cookies

Paula Deen made these cookies into crescent shapes, while others rolled them into balls and called them Mexican Wedding Cookies – apparently they are about the same – but I just wanted a cookie.

I did, however, put them on the baking pan in a ball shape, but they completely flattened out – which is fine by me. I think if I would have compacted them a bit more, they would have been thicker. But, to be honest, I liked how light and airy they turned out to be.

And did I mention, I love confectioner’s sugar? Because I do.

These cookies were quick and simple to make. The pecan bites within the cookie gives a really good flavor and they weren’t too rich or overpowering. Might be fun to drizzle some melted chocolate over them too – another day, another cookie!

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What’s your favorite cookie recipe to make over and over again?! 

Please share!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Melissa July 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Those cookies look great! I never tire of making traditional oatmeal cookies; they are so comforting and tasty!

  • Reply Patty O July 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Yummy – I think you need a flour sifter to sift the confectioner’s sugar over the cookies – you’ll get more sugar that way. Love making oatmeal/chocolate and ginger cookies.

  • Reply 腕時計 casio November 3, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    腕と系

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