Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Pecan Meltaways

There is no TWD post today. I'm sure the Cafe Volcano Cookies selected by Macduff of The Lonely Sidecar are great cookies but looking at the recipe (almonds, espresso) I knew they would not be a hit in this household. Did I tell you that almonds are Alex's least favorite nuts? He can't even say the word "almond" without making a disgusted face. So instead I bring you Pecan Meltaways. These cookies are sure to please. That is, if you like and enjoy pecans. The cookies are buttery and not too sweet. In my opinion, these cookies are made to go along with tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.

Pecan Meltaways
Taste of Home
Yields 4 dozen

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Additional confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, cream the butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate until chilled.

Roll into 1-in. balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Roll warm cookies in additional confectioners' sugar; cool completely on wire racks. Roll cooled cookies again in confectioners' sugar.

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