Pecan Log Cookies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Az B8990

From Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies 2005.

Top Review by Diana 2

This is the perfect cookie to have with tea and coffee. Buttery, and not overly sweet. Impressive looking too on the cookie tray. I received these from Az G, my partner in the 2008 Holiday Cookie Swap.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Using food processor, finely grind pecans and set aside.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Using electric mixer, mix butter and icing sugar on medium, until pale and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  4. Add egg and vanilla, mix until combined.
  5. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture and half of pecans, mix until just combined.
  6. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.
  7. Roll tablespoons of dough into 2" long logs. Roll logs in remaining pecans. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 1" apart.
  8. Bake cookies about 14-15 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Cookies should be pale golden and slightly cracked.
  9. Transfer to wire rack to cool, about 5 minutes.
  10. Sift icing sugar over cookies before serving.

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