Pecan Delights

  • 1/2 cup butter (not margarine), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening (e.g. Crisco)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • Powdered sugar (maybe half a box)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream butter and shortening with sugar and salt.
  3. Add pecans and vanilla extract and mix.
  4. Add flour and mix well.
  5. Using about one teaspoon of dough at a time, shape into balls. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet. (You can place them fairly close together, but they do swell a little in the oven.)
  6. Bake until lightly browned — about fifteen to twenty minutes.
  7. Roll while hot in powdered sugar. (Have a friend help or don’t bake too many at one time.)
  8. After the cookies have cooled, roll again in sugar and shake off any excess.
  • If you have the patience to make the cookies this small, the recipe will make 80-90 cookies.

Ruth Goucher Shoemaker’s recipe box.

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2 Responses to Pecan Delights

  1. Nancy says:

    As my college roommate pointed out when her son was going through a phase — this is a vegan recipe.

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