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Buttery Nut Cookies Recipe

Buttery Nut Cookies Recipe

Make these wonderful cookies for the holidays as gifts for friends. They will be asking for the recipe.—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy. Combine flour and pecans; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 2 days.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 1-1/2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until firm.
  • 3. If desired, immediately roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; or cool cookies and drizzle with melted chocolate. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 150 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.