Makes about 3 doz. cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups sifted flour
1 tablespoon ice water
2 cups pecans, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets with butter or vegetable shortening.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the vanilla extract. Sift the flour with the salt. Beat the flour mixture into the batter, 1/2 cup at a time. Add the ice water after the first cup of flour. Mix in the chopped pecans.
Break off small pieces of dough. Roll between the palms of your hands into finger lengths and place one inch apart on baking sheets. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven.
After the cookies have cooled for about 2 to 3 minutes, but are still warm to the touch, roll in confectioner's sugar. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
These cookies are the best! So light and crunchy and tasty!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! And thank you for the cointest!