This was a favorite
of mine growing up and I couldn’t wait until my mom made these
each year at Christmas time. My mom would use colored sugar to
decorate and some she added a walnut in the center of the cookie.
Oh, the walnut topped ones were the best!
Cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
Sifted All Purpose Flour
Cup Pecans, finely chopped
oven to 350 degrees.
butter with the 1-cup sugar and the egg in a large bowl
until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour and
nuts, blending well to make a stiff dough. Gather into a
dough one-quarter at a time to a slightly more then a ¼”
on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured
rolling pin. Cut into rounds with a 1 ½”
scalloped or round cookie cutter. Or use different shaped
dough 1” apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Re-roll
trimmings and cut out again.
in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until
bottoms of cookies are lightly browned and edges of
cookies just begin to brown.
warm cookies in remaining ¼
sugar. Add a walnut in center if desired.
cookies on wire rack to cool thoroughly.
in airtight container.
11 Dozen Cookies.