Pecan Fingers and M-M-M Cookies ~ 2 Homemade Recipes Sure to Please!

Assorted scrumptious homemade cookies readied for gift giving purposes.

Assorted scrumptious homemade cookies readied for gift giving purposes.  Aren't they pretty!
Assorted scrumptious homemade cookies readied for gift giving purposes. Aren't they pretty! | Source

Favorite Cookie Recipes


You can easily find some of the other homemade cookie recipes that I have already shared. In this post I will add two more favorite cookie recipes that have made it into cookie tins that have being given out as early Christmas gifts for many years.

Butter is a prime ingredient in both of these recipes, so any butter cookie lover should be interested in these variations.

In other articles you will find a recipe for an Old Fashioned Chocolate Cookie from my grandma that actually predated the manufacture of chocolate chips. A delicious Christmas Cookie recipe that I got from a neighbor back in the 1960's; a Raisin Molasses Sugar Cookie and a healthful good and crunchy Oatmeal Cookie are among some of our other favorites.

Now we are about to add two more scrumptious cookie recipes to this batch! Stay tuned for more additions as they are written and shared.


Pecan Fingers Cookies

Pecan Fingers Cookies
Pecan Fingers Cookies | Source

Favorite cookie recipe...Pecan Fingers


My mother always included these rich cookies in her Christmas cookie assortment and she baked many different kinds for us as we were growing up. As a child, these were one of my favorites although my tastes have changed a bit as an adult and I now have others as favorites.

Pecan Fingers are distinctive when mixed in with other cookies because of their distinctive color and shape. If you like plain butter cookies and if you like nuts...you should really like these!

Cookie Ingredients...


1 cup butter

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon water

2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups ground pecans

Extra powdered sugar for decorating the cookies after they are baked.

(See what I mean about the butter and nuts? This is a butter type cookie extraordinaire!)

Pecan finger cookie batter

Pecan finger cookie batter
Pecan finger cookie batter | Source

Instructions

These pecan fingers are easy to make.

Cream the butter and then add the sugar, vanilla and water.

Next add the flour, salt and nuts.

Form into small finger-like rolls.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.

Pecan fingers formed and ready to bake.

Pecan fingers formed and ready to bake.
Pecan fingers formed and ready to bake. | Source
Rolling the baked pecan fingers in powdered sugar to coat them.
Rolling the baked pecan fingers in powdered sugar to coat them. | Source

After baking and while still warm, roll in the extra powdered sugar.

Tip: After all the cookies are rolled you can sift the powdered sugar to remove any cookie bits that might have broken off during this process and save the remaining powdered sugar for future uses.

After these are completely cooled, store in closed containers. These are very delicate cookies, so handle with care. They could also be rolled into a ball shape if a different look is desired. Of course then the pecan finger title would not be quite as appropriate. (Smile)

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Pecan fingers cooling in another pan and ready to share with cookie lovers of all ages.

Pecan fingers cooling in another pan and ready to share with cookie lovers of all ages.
Pecan fingers cooling in another pan and ready to share with cookie lovers of all ages. | Source
5 stars from 6 ratings of Pecan Fingers Cookies

Baked M-M-M Good Cookie

Baked M-M-M Good Cookie
Baked M-M-M Good Cookie | Source

M-M-M Good Cookies


This recipe is credited to Louise Cooke and is also very buttery in flavor as well as colorful. The ingredients are as follows:

1 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped red maraschino cherries

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1/2 cup chopped pecans

M-M-M cookies after being rolled into balls and flattened on cookie sheet...ready for baking.
M-M-M cookies after being rolled into balls and flattened on cookie sheet...ready for baking. | Source

Instructions on making these M-M-M Good Cookies


Cream the butter and sugar.

Add the other ingredients mixing well after each addition.

Use rounded teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball.

Put on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten.

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes.

(If using a convection oven this timing can be reduced to about 11 to 12 minutes.)

Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

These cookies freeze well.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


M-M-M Good Cookies cooling on wire rack.

M-M-M Good Cookies cooling on wire rack.
M-M-M Good Cookies cooling on wire rack. | Source

Butter Pecan Cookie Recipe (This also sounds and looks good!)

Cookie Baking


My cookie baking is done for a while and with many cookie tins readied and being given as gifts, appreciative "oohs and aahs" are being heard.


If you are in the mood you might wish to give these buttery scrumptious cookie recipes a try.


They are great for the holidays but also for birthdays or anytime the cookie monsters in your house desire. Who knows? That just might be you! :))

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Peggy W 17 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Sheila,

That is the time of year that I do the most baking also for giving cookies away as Christmas gifts. Sorry to hear about Jenna's accident. Hope she is much better by now.


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Peggy W 17 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Patricia,

When I was a child the pecan fingers were my favorite type of cookie baked around Christmas-time each year. They are pretty mixed in with other types of cookies. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for the pin and share.


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sgbrown 17 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

I would love these pecan finger cookies! I usually make cookies for our customers around Christmas, but wasn't able to this year because of Jenna's accident. I am pinning this and may try these for our first cook out this spring!


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida

I must pin this as I am always looking for something special to take to church for brunch or for our social hour.

The pecan fingers look divine and the kids of all ages will like the m and m cookies.

Shared and pinned

Angels are once again on the way to you this afternoon ps


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Peggy W 21 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hello peachpurple,

If reading this made you think of what you needed to add to your shopping list, then I guess it was worth it. Ha! Happy holidays to you!


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