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Cookies with Pecans Recipe

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My family prefers these pecan cookies to any store-bought variety. Self-rising flour makes them a little different from most cookie recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Originally published as Pecan Sandies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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