The Pecan Snowdrop Cookies Recipe is an old favorite in our family. Old family favorite recipes are always the best to add to your collection.
My husband makes these scrumptious cookies during the holiday season. I help with the shaping and covering with the confectioners sugar, but he is really the mastermind of the operation.
Stacy takes these popular and often requested cookies to work during the Christmas season along with one of his popular cakes, Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting or Key Lime Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting. My hubby is quite the baker. It has to be his idea but it’s always nice when the mood strikes him! I told our story in The Truth About Our Age Difference, if you might be interested. Everyone enjoys a good love story, right!
I do the packaging after Stacy does the baking. These luscious cookies deserve a good presentation. The cookies are all going to disappear the same day he shares them with his co-workers but they still need to look pretty! Just use some bright colored tissue wrapping paper in an attractive container for a nice table display.
It’s always best to use a cookie rack over the baking pan to allow the cookies to rest after being coated in the powdered sugar.
I’ve actually heard and agree that these cookies are even better the next day. You may have to hide them to have some left the next day!
- 1 Cup butter
- 11/2 Cups confectioner's sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 Cup finely chopped pecans
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 325°
- Cream butter with mixer.
- Gradually add ½ cup of the confectioners sugar and the salt into the creamed butter.
- Continue to cream until light and fluffy.
- Add nuts and vanilla.
- Blend in flour gradually, mixing thoroughly.
- Shape by hand into teaspoon size balls.
- Place onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325° for about 15-20 minutes. Oven temps vary meaning cooking times will vary.
- Before removing from the cookies sheet, go ahead and lightly dust with confectioner's sugar.
- Remove from the cookie sheet and gently transfer to a wire cooling rack placed over a baking pan to cool.
- Once cool, gently toss into a Ziploc bag filled with remaining confectioners sugar. Coat well.
- Serve and enjoy!
What is your favorite cookie recipe?
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