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Cream Cheese Finger Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are one of my mom's specialties. Made with cream cheese and butter, they're very rich...and the pecans add wonderful flavor. They're great with hot cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk. —Jeanne Voss Anaheim Hills, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, sugar and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in pecans (dough will be crumbly).
  • Shape tablespoonfuls into 2-in. logs. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 12-14 minutes. Carefully roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 118 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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