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Tender Pecan Logs

Folks always ask me to make these tender nutty logs. Not overly sweet, they're just right with a steaming cup of coffee or tea. —Joyce Beck, Gadsden, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Add the flour, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Shape 1/2 cupfuls into 1/2-in.-thick logs. Cut logs into 2-in. pieces. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 117 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Gerald
    Dec 7, 2019

    Eaten up with raves! These didn’t last long, had to put some away to share with m sister. Yum, yum, yummy! Love the shape and would not change a thing on the recipe!

  • ildelgado
    Jun 30, 2013

    Love these, will make for Christmas as gift for friends

  • ildelgado
    Jun 2, 2013

    Love these cookies, will make for my Xmas cookies

  • cookie_baker
    Jan 8, 2011

    I roll the warm cookies in a sugar/cinnamon mixture instead of powdered sugar.

  • sues2u2
    Dec 22, 2010

    This is the recipe I've been looking for. It's simple & tastes divine. The cookie just melts in my mouth. Yum!

  • Cakebaker2
    Dec 7, 2010

    Very similar to pecan crescents that I make. These are easier to just roll and cut rather than shape into a crescent. Excellent taste and the kids can help roll and cut.

  • Raggamuffin
    Jan 2, 2010

    This recipe is very good and easy. It taste very close to a Mexican wedding cookie. It is shaped like a log and not a circle. But you could make them round! They are easy and good and I recommend it!