Pecan Thins

"Delicate, shortcake-like cookies. They're dainty and make a great accompaniment to any light dessert, especially fruit or pudding. Cook time will vary; I posted for 1 dozen cookies baked at a time."
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Ready In:
4hrs 45mins
96 cookies




  • Cream butter.
  • Gradually add sugar, beating well.
  • Add egg and vanilla and blend well.
  • Combine dry ingredients except pecans and gradually add to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Divide dough in half and shape each half into a 1 1/2" diameter log.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 3 hours or until firm.
  • Cut dough into 1/4" thick slices.
  • Place 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned at 350°.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Can be stored in airtight container for several weeks.

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  1. Nice cookie without being too sweet. I did have difficulty incorporating in the pecans (and I used only 1 1/4C) and rolling into logs. Once the dough was chilled, they cut easily and baked well. Thanks.


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