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Homemade Pecan Fingers and M-M-M Cookies are 2 Recipes Sure to Please!
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 1960s, 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 assortment.
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!
- 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!
These pecan fingers are very easy to make.
#1. Cream the butter and then add the sugar, vanilla and water.
#2. Next add the flour, salt and nuts.
#3. Form into small finger-like rolls.
#4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.
#5. 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.
Butter Pecan Cookie Recipe (This also sounds and looks good!)
M-M-M Good Cookies
This recipe is credited to Louise Cooke and is also very buttery in flavor as well as colorful.
- 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
Instructions to make the M-M-M Good Cookies
#1. Cream the butter and sugar.
#2. Add the other ingredients mixing well after each addition.
#3. Use rounded teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball.
#4. Put on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten.
#5. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes.
Note: If using a convection oven this timing can be reduced to about 11 to 12 minutes.
#6. 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.
My cookie baking is done for a while. Appreciative "oohs and aahs" are being heard as we give away cookie tins filled with these homemade cookies as gifts.
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 cookie monster just might be you!
© 2011 Peggy Woods