Butter Pecan Cookies

by Sue Taggart

This is one of the most deliciously, melt in your mouth cookies recipes we have ever tried!

Makes 12 cookies

¾cup                         pecans

½cup                         (one stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

⅓cup                         sugar, plus more for coating

1tsp                            vanilla extract

1cup                          all-purpose flour

pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

On a baking sheet, toast pecans until fragrant, about 6 minutes. Let cool completely; finely chop.

With an electric mixer, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar until light, about 1 minute. Beat in vanilla, salt, and flour, scraping down sides of bowl, just until dough comes together. Fold in pecans.

Separate dough into 12 pieces; squeeze dough to shape into balls. Roll in sugar. Place, 3 inches apart, on a baking sheet. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass (reshape sides if necessary). Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake until golden brown, rotating sheet halfway through, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with more sugar. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

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