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Pecan Refrigerator Slices recipe

Thin, crisp pecan cookies garnish withdecorative sugar crystals and pecan halves.

Recipe: Pecan RefrigeratorSlices

1/2 cup granujlated sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely ground pecans
2 tablespoon decorative sugar crystals
64 pecan halves for garnish (optional)

  • In large bowl, cream together sugar, brownsugar and butter. Stir in egg and vanilla. In medium bow, siftflour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Stir dry ingredients intosugar mixture, blending. Add ground pecans.
  • On flat surface, spread out a piece ofwax paper. Shape cookie dough into a long tube, about 2 inchesthick. Place on wax paper. Roll up paper to cover dough completely,twisting ends to seal. Freeze at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.(Dough may be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and frozen forup to 1 month.)
  • When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350°F(175°C). Coat 2 sheet pans with baking spray.
  • Slice dough into thin slices; place onprepared sheet pans, spacing cookies about 2-inches apart.
  • Sprinkle cookies with sugar crystals;press a pecan half into top of each.
  • Bake in preheated oven 15 to 16 minutes,until browned on bottom.
  • Transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.

    Makes 64 cookies.

    **Note: If cooking less than the entireroll of dough, re-roll unused dough and store in refrigeratoror freezer for later use.

    Nutritional Information, Per Cookie: 52calories; 7 g carbohydrate; 2.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat

    Recipe provided courtesy of The Sugar Association,Inc.


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