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Pecan Swirls

 Pecan Swirls
Wanda Rascoe of Shreveport, Louisiana recommends these attractive nutty spirals. "Cream cheese makes the cookies rich and tender and the sweet filling showcases pecans," she relates.
42 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture and mix well. Divide into three portions. Wrap each
  • in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 16-in. x 9-in.
  • rectangle. Combine pecans and sugar; sprinkle over dough to within
  • 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up each rectangle tightly jelly-roll style,
  • starting with a long side. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2
  • hours.
  • Unwrap and cut into 3/8-in. slices. Place 2-in. apart on lightly
  • greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 7 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 164 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.