Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Christmas Cookies in August

When I asked my son what treat he would like me to bake him he responded, "Those powdery balls we have at Christmas."  I usually don't make Christmas cookies during the year. That way they seem more special when I bake them in December.  But I decided to grant the wish of my son. 
So here is the recipe for 
Butter Pecan Sandies:
1 Cup Butter softened
1 Tbs. Water
5 Tbs. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
Powdered Sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Mix in water and vanilla.  SLOWLY beat in flour and salt.  Add chopped pecans and chill for one hour.  Shape into balls or cresent shapes.  Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Cool on wire rack and cover in powdered sugar.

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