Pecan Fingers (like Kipferl)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

There are a number of variations on this buttery shortbread type cookie; a Christmas classic. The nuts are variable. I have used hazelnuts and almonds as well, and a combination of a couple different nuts can be very good. I adopted this recipe as a Recipezaar orphan, and made some changes to it to conform with how I make these.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter and add the flour and salt, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Add the pecans or other nuts, and mix well.
  3. Wrap the dough in waxed paper and chill it until firm.
  4. Divide the dough into 64 equal parts. Roll each part into finger or crescent-shaped lengths and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 325°F for about 10 minutes. They should be firm, but not browned.
  6. Sift the icing sugar into a wide, shallow bowl. Roll the cookies in the sugar while they are still warm.
  7. Let the cookies cool, and store them in a covered tin. They are best when they have aged for several days.


Most Helpful

I have been looking for this recipe for a long time and was very excited when i found it but was very disapointed with the results. They were very brittle and dry.

Northwoodsmom December 28, 2007

I love these cookes. I lost my recipe and was glad to find this one. I made some last night and lets just say I stuck the rest in the freezer, that way I can't eat anymore. Ha ha! Thanks so much! Oh the only substitution I made was to use vanilla sugar in place of the liquid vanilla.

Grunig December 06, 2006

I've been looking for a pecan sandies type recipe! Thank you for posting.

mollypaul July 12, 2005

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