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    Mae Mortensen's Butter Pecan Cookies

    Mae Mortensen's Butter Pecan Cookies. Photo by diner524

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    1 hr

    10 mins

    50 mins

    breezermom's Note:

    This is Mae Mortensen's recipe. She posted it in the "Fellowhip Favorites from First Presbyterian" cookbook. Because the pecans are ground, its like a pecan sandy.

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    1. 1
      Cream the butter and margarine. Gradually add 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
    2. 2
      Add the water and vanilla, beating well. Gradually add the flour to the creamed mixture, beating well. Stir in ground pecans.
    3. 3
      Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls to 1/4 inch thickness with the palm of your hand. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly on the cookie sheet.
    4. 4
      Roll cookies in additional sugar to coat. Let cool completely on wire racks.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 19, 2014


      I normally save shortbread cookies for Christmas because I just can't resist them and they are so rich. However, I have yet to try a cookie recipe from this chef that wasn't a 5 star winner so I just had to go for these. I made a half amount and them made the cookies bigger than ask for and got 18, melt in your mouth, wonders. Love the ground pecans and will make these again using hazelnuts. Used Splenda for the sugar without adding any extra or rolling in sugar after baking. I love them with the minor sweetness that really allows the pecan flavor to shine. As a side note these may be the fastest to make cookies I've ever made! :D

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    • on June 01, 2013


      These are a lot like a pecan sandy!! I made 1/4 of the recipe and used all butter and did add a pinch of salt. I ate a few and then had to hide them from myself, lol!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Photo Tag Game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mae Mortensen's Butter Pecan Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (680 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 897.7
    Calories from Fat 593
    Total Fat 65.9 g
    Saturated Fat 21.0 g
    Cholesterol 61.0 mg
    Sodium 470.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 70.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 20.1 g
    Protein 9.4 g

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