julie\'s pecan crisps
ingredients
all
2 cups flour
sifted
1/3 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup pecans
chopped or crushed
2 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar
cookware
These cookies remind us of cookies that our family used to order from our elementary school's holiday fundraiser. The texture is crisp when you bite into it, but the cookie then just crumbles and melts in your mouth as you chew. The flavors are simple and subtle, yet rich. These cookies go great with tea or light coffee. Adapted from a recipe from Julie Wagne, one of our former classmates. She brought them in at the end of one of our semesters, and we begged her for the recipe after our first bite.
1
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
2
Sift flour once, add salt, and sift again.
3
Cream butter until soft, add sugar gradually, and beat well. Add pecans and vanilla; mix.
4
Add the flour mixture and combine thoroughly.
5
Shape dough into finger lengths, balls, or flattened balls.
6
Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet about one inch apart.
7
Bake in the 325°F oven for 22 minutes.
8
Remove from the oven. While cookies are still hot, roll in powdered sugar. Rest on a cooking rack. Once cooled, roll in powdered sugar once more.
9
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.