My mother made these cookies for every Christmas holiday since before I was born. Although
she can no longer bake, my siblings and I continue to make these cookies every year for our
children, extended family and friends.
1 cup butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
⅓ cup granulated sugar
Beat butter for 30 seconds; add granulated sugar and beat
until fluffy. Add vanilla and 2 teaspoons water; beat well. Stir
in flour and pecans.
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
¼ cup powdered sugar
Shape into 1-inch balls or 1 ½ x ½-inch fingers. Place on an
ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Gently shake a
few cookies at a time in a bag with powered sugar.