Recipe for quick and easy Pecan Cookies – they are crisp with a toasted pecan on top and covered with a dusting of icing sugar which makes them completely irresistible.

Ingredients
60g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup pecans finely chopped or blitzed in a blender
Handful of whole pecans

How to
Add the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence to a bowl and beat well until smooth. Add the chopped pecan nuts and sift in the flour.

Stir to combine and then roll teaspoon size balls with your hands and place them on a greased and lined baking tray, leaving about a 3cm gap all around to allow for spreading.

Place a whole pecan on top of each ball and press down lightly, don’t flatten them, they will spread during baking.

Bake in a 180 Celsius oven for 15minutes or so until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool and crisp up.

Give them a dusting with sifted icing sugar.

That’s that, you have foolproof pecan cookies.

Store them in an airtight container.

By: www.cookbook.co.za

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