Friday, December 4, 2015

Pecan Wedding Cookies

Happy National Cookie Day!!!!

But seriously, any reason to make cookies is a great excuse right?

Last week my brother in law gave me a brown bag filled with pecans from his yard.  Pecans grow well where I live and there are plenty of them.  Plus, you can't beat fresh pecans.  They are pretty dang delicious.

I pulled down the nut bowl my uncle made and filled it with pecans.  My kids spent a couple of days cracking and eating them, and then they just sat there.  I wanted to get the rest of them shelled and chopped and use them or freeze them (best way to keep nuts fresh).  So I spent a little time and got them all shelled and chopped.  They smelled amazing and I was thinking about cookies and candy and oh, the many wonderful things we make during the holidays.

I thought back to these delicious Pistachio Wedding Cookies and thought if I changed them up a bit, they would be great with pecans instead of pistachios.  I was right.  They turned out amazingly.  Now my house smells fantastically and I'm sure my neighbors are happy for the treat.

Pecan Wedding Cookies

1 c butter, softened
1 c powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 c flour
3.4 oz box of vanilla  instant pudding mix
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c chopped pecans

Cream butter, beat in 1/2 c sugar until fluffy.  Add vanilla.  In a separate bowl combine flour, pudding mix & salt.  Slowly add flour mix to wet ingredients until well mixed.  Stir in pecans. .  Refrigerate for 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare cookie sheet with Pam, or other non-stick spray.  Make teaspoon size balls.  Place onto cookie sheets.  Press down slightly.  Bake 9-10 minutes.  Remove and let cool down for 5 minutes.  Toss in sugar.  Enjoy.

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