Today, I am continuing with the cookie recipe for the cookies we served at the wedding reception last Saturday. This recipe is one that I have used for at least 42 years! It is in several Betty Crocker cookbooks. We made 150 cookies for the wedding and brought home fewer than 20!
1 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped pecans
- Cream butter and sugar; add water and vanilla. Mix well. Blend in flour and nuts; chill four hours. Shape in balls or fingers. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees F about 20 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool slightly; roll in confectioners sugar. Makes three dozen.
Handle carefully as these cookies will break easily after baked. Of course, that's more bits for you to sample.:-) I had confectioners sugar in a plastic bag and dropped the cookies in four at a time to cover with sugar. Another thing is that they have never really stayed in a snowball shape for me, but flatten somewhat while they bake. Also, we made these on the small side since they were going to be wedding reception offerings, so we were able to come up with more than the three dozen the recipe mentions.
|More St. Patrick's Day decor, now stored away.|
There are still more food items from the reception that I want to mention, so that will be the focus of the next post or two. Stay tuned......:-) Oh, did I mention that the bunnies are hopping around here? I guess they will need some space on the blog as well.
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