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Frosted Pecan Butter Cookies

 Frosted Pecan Butter Cookies
Lemon frosting gives my delicate cream-colored butter cookies a special zest. The citrusy hint of sunshine is extra welcome in winter, and crispy pecans fill every delicious bite.
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • LEMON FROSTING:
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 to 2 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar; beat in milk.
  • Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Dip each ball halfway into pecans. Place
  • nut side down 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten
  • slightly. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly
  • browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine
  • frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Yield: 4
  • dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 196 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.