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Buttery Nut Cookies

 Buttery Nut Cookies
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
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.