Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is from a HEB cookbook. HEB stores are found all over South Texas. I have made these and they are to die for!! (I think so anyway)!! :) Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat over to 350
  2. Combine butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla* in a large bowl and mix with electric mixer for about 3 minutes on high speed until mix is light and fluffy.
  3. Add flour, salt and nuts to the butter mix slowly at low speed until all ingredients are blended.
  4. Divid cookie dough in half. Shape each cookie dough portion into a log, 1 1/2" in diameter. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or more.
  5. Cut the dough logs into 1/4" slices and place 1/2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Remove cookies from the baking sheet immediately and roll them in the remaining powdered sugar.
  7. Place cookies on a rack to cool before storing in a container.
  8. *I always use Mexican vanilla when baking and it makes a difference.
Most Helpful

i like to add a bit more sugar than called for. They also freeze well for make ahead preparation. Just thaw on cookie sheets while oven preheats then bake as usual.

lilsweetie July 16, 2010

i have been making these for months and my family loves them. i made them for a party and they were a huge hit. i use a bit more sugar than called for (only about 1/4 c) and always go a little over 1 c pecans. such a great recipe, though- thanks for sharing!

Melanie2590 December 01, 2007

These were easy to make and melt in your mouth yummy. Made me look like I know how to cook. Look out cookie Elves!

Mj2trip July 27, 2007