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Pecan Butter Cookies recipe

Delicate butter cookies garnished on topwith pecan halves.

Recipe: Pecan Butter Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
48 pecan halves

  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
  • In a medium bowl, with an electric mixerat low speed, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.Stir in vanilla, almond and lemon extracts; set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl combine flour,baking powder and salt. Fold into creamed mixture; blend untilthoroughly mixed.
  • Form dough into 1-inch balls and placeabout 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press a pecaninto the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightlybrowned. Cool on wire racks.

    Makes 48 cookies.

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