Makes: 3 dozen
Cooking Time: 20 min
What You'll Need:
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
What To Do:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and water; beat well. With a spoon, stir in flour and pecans. Shape into 1-inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until bottoms of cookies are light golden. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- Place confectioners' sugar in a resealable plastic storage bag; add a few cookies at a time and shake until completely coated. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- These are perfect to make and keep on hand for drop-in company, since they'll stay fresh for a couple of weeks if stored in an airtight container.
- And when you put these out, be sure to serve them with steaming mugs of our Viennese Coffee!
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