Hi cookie eating friends (that should include most everyone)– As Joanne (my energetic & bright 2nd grade teacher friend) and I were walking to pick up our students after lunch, I noticed a cookie recipe clutched in her hand. ”What’s that?,” I asked. She described these tender, buttery pecan cookies. So I immediately solicited a copy of the recipe. And made a batch soon as I hit my kitchen today after school. Joanne was right. They are delectable.
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 stick)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup pecans, chopped to bits
more powdered sugar to dust them after they’re baked
With an electric mixer, combine the butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar until it’s a fluffy, creamy combination. This will take longer than you think it should. Persevere. Then add in the flour and pecans. Keep mixing until it combines into a dough. This also takes a while. Be patient. When the dough combines into marble size chunks. Take it by spoonfuls and roll little balls about 1 1/2″ in size. Line them up on the cookie sheet, sprayed with cooking spray, and then smash them flat with the bottom of a glass.
Bake them up at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until they just start to brown about the edges. Remove them from the cookie sheet and set them on a cooling rack. Dust them with powdered sugar shaken through a sieve.
These cookies are simple, just 4 ingredients, but have a lovely flavor. Buttery and pecan filled, best eaten with a mug of hot tea and a good book.