Wednesday, January 4, 2012

One of My Favorites ~ Pecan Finger Cookies

I helped my daughter Jackie make these cookies for her Christmas Celebration, and then I made another GIANT batch for our families Christmas Celebration....and all but ONE was gone by the time the day was done!!  Jackie said they flew off the plate at her home too!!  These cookies are just good all year long!!

Pecan Finger Cookies

1 C butter, softened (I actually used's pretty much an either or, mine turned out just fine)
2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C powdered sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
2 C pecans, finely chopped (I bought a large bag of finely chopped pecans, it measured out to a cup and a half but that works just fine as well)
Garnish, powdered sugar (basically pour a cup or so of powdered sugar in a bowl or on a plate to roll your hot cookies in)

Cream butter, mix in flour, powdered sugar and vanilla. 

Roll into finger lengths (basically pick up a small ball (tsp size) and roll it between your hands until it turns into kind of a rope like finger and then curve it like a moon)

Place on a baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees for one hour.  I did not grease the baking sheet but you might for good measure. 

Once you take them out of the oven roll them in powdered sugar once they have had a chance to cool for a few minutes. 


I cut my butter into a bunch of little pats

Just start stirring it all around together, mashing the butter into the flour

After a few minutes, this is what it looks like

Add the nuts and stir them in well

This is what they should look like once you "roll" them :)

The first few that came out of the oven, on one of my grandmothers/great grandmothers serving dishes (another of my favorite things LOL)....I made about 70 or 80 and literally all but one were gone by the end of the day!! 



  1. Wow those look delicious! My grandma a has a similar recipe, but I'd love to try this one as well... I think I'll have to put it in my recipes to try section :)

    Happy new year!
    Emma's Lunch

  2. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family too Vanja!! These are definitely worth a try!! :) I am starting to get a huge list of recipes to try as well!! So much fun!!



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