- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion into an 18x8-in. rectangle. Cut widthwise into six 3-in. sections; cut each section into 3x1-in. strips. Roll each strip around a pecan half; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- Roll in confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, or freeze for up to 3 months. Yield: 8 dozen.
Reviews for Pecan Roll-Ups
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"I was so disappointed with this recipe. I make several "pecan" type sweets, and was looking forward to adding this to the list...but No....It lacked something...It was a lot of work for not very much taste or show..."
"These were fairly quick and easy to make. After reading the first review, I decided to change the recipe around some too. I put about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring into the dough. When I rolled the strips up, I used pecans in some, raspberry jelly in others, and used the pecans with the jelly in a few also. They all turned out great!"
"Like Mary, I enjoyed this but it lacked something. So, I tried something different today. I made the dough as it calls for but instead of rolling it out, I made little balls and pressed them into my mini muffin/mini tart tin. I then made a pecan pie filling and put a teaspoon into the centers of the cookies and baked them. They turned out wonderfully. A great flaky cookie with a little more substance for the filling."
"I used sugar coated pecans from Trader Joes. I think that put these cookies over the top!"
"The dough is great but, I was disappointed by the lowly pecan it seemed to need something else it was like eating a good cookie with a nut stuck in it (which is was) I will come up with a filling that has some substance to it"