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Buttery Nut Cookies

Make these wonderful cookies for the holidays as gifts for friends. Include a recipe copy to be extra popular.—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy. Combine flour and pecans; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 2 days.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 1-1/2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until firm.
  • If desired, immediately roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; or cool cookies and drizzle with melted chocolate.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 150 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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