BUTTER PECAN COOKIES
Talk about easy.... this quick and easy recipe takes only minutes to create and calls for ingredients found in your pantry. You'll be snacking on these delicious little buttery cookies in no time!!
3/4 cup of pecans, chopped (we recommend toasting them to enhance their flavor)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
To up the pecan game, add 1/3 cup of chopped pecans to the sugar, for rolling
1- Make Cookie Dough: With an electric mixer, beat the butter for about a minute, then add 1/3 cup of sugar and beat until light, about 1 minute more. Add vanilla, salt, and flour, mixing and scraping down the sides of the bowl until dough comes together. Fold in pecans.
2- Roll into Balls: Separate dough into 12 pieces; squeeze and roll in your hands to shape into balls. (If you choose, here is where you roll each ball in the sugar or sugar/pecan mixture.) Place, 3 inches apart, on a baking sheet.
3- Gently Flatten: Using the bottom of a glass, gently press each cookie to lightly flatten. Reshape sides if necessary.
4- Bake: In a 350 degree F (conventional) or 300 degree F(convection) oven, bake approximately 15 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet about halfway through. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
Yield: One dozen cookies