Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are usually in my Christmas cookie repertoire. This recipe is based on one from Grandma's Pantry Cookbook by Alan Robbins and Trudy Smoke.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together, in bowl, until creamy and fluffy.
  3. Gradually add the flour until well mixed in, then salt, vanilla and pecans.
  4. Shape level teaspoons of dough into 2-inch-long fingers.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool before eating.


Most Helpful

I have made 100's of these cookies, I also use extra pecans and put in a ziploc bag of powdered sugar while still warm to coat. I also add food coloring to the mix, pink for baby girl shower, red for valentines. Entering into a contest soon and going to try and tint the powdered sugar. I have to make these for every bake and take event.

cccdenise October 12, 2011

MELT in your mouth kind of cookie! I put extra pecans because I love nutty cookies. I also coated them with confections' sugar after removing from oven. Nice flavor. Prepared as participant in 2008 Aus/NZ Swap #15 Event.

Seasoned Cook April 11, 2008

This Christmas I used Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour which I would not do again. Color of the cookie is tan (yuch) and the cookie flattened a little not making the traditional finger shape. Taste was OK, but is better with white, unbleached flour. Oh Well, live and learn.

Joanna H, MN December 23, 2013

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