These are much like what is often sold as Mexican Wedding Cookies. These are a shortbread cookie that are stuffed with pecans and then dusted with powdered sugar. It isn’t the holidays at my house without these cookies.
These are the cookies that I grew up enjoying for the holidays. Every Christmas my Mom would make these wonderful pecan sandies. These cookies are easy to make, and require very little from your pantry. These cookies have a wonderful nutty flavor in them with the pecans that toast while you cook them in the oven. When you remove them from the oven you roll them in powdered sugar. The powdered sugar almost makes it’s own frosting because in a day or so much of the powdered sugar forms a lovely little crust.
Growing up these cookies meant Christmas. You can enjoy a taste of my Christmas.
- Yield: 3 dozen cookies.
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon water
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cup flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter and sugar; add 2 tsp. water and vanilla; mix well. Blend in flour and nuts; chill 4 hours. Shape in balls or fingers. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes. Remove from pan' cool slightly; roll in confectioners sugar.
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