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Friday, October 30, 2009

" BUTTER PECAN ICE BOX COOKIES "

Butter Pecan Ice Box Cookies on Foodista
2 - 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup butter, preferably salted, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, salt and cream of tartar. In a large bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Blend in flour mixture and pecans.

Form into 2 rolls, 8 to 10 inch long. Wrap in plastic warp and refrigerate until firm enough to slice. Over night or 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease baking sheet. Slice dough into 1/4 - inch thick rounds. Arrange on greased baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly on baking sheet before removing to wire rack.

Makes: 4 - 1/2 to 5 dozen cookies

Notes: For the best shape cookies, keep dough refrigerated until you start slicing it. Use your sharpest knife. A dull knife will push the dough out of shape. Rotating the roll a quarter turn each time you cut it also will give you a better shape. If your hands are warm, slip a plastic bag over the one that holds the roll to insulate it. Heat from your hand can soften the dough.

39 comments:

  1. Hi Geri, thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment.
    These cookies look yummy. I love baking at this time of year:)

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  2. I like recipes like this that you can keep in the fridge and just slice a bake a few at a time. These look yummy and easy.

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  3. Butter Pecan is my favorite flavor of ice cream, so I'm definitely adding this to my list of holiday cookies to bake!
    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it's a fun house with all the furbabies. I have four children, too--mom2fur is a play on words, because I'm a mom to fur and to four! My two oldest kids, a son and daughter, moved out in the last year. Michael is 27 and Katherine will be 25 next week. The two at home are James, who turns 23 on Sunday, and Nick, who was 19 in June.

    My brother lived in Albuquerque for many years. It's a beautiful place, so different from here (Long Island, NY). Sadly, we lost him to a heart attack about ten years ago, but I know he loved the Southwest very much! (And I loved to visit!)

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  4. I've copied the recipe and this will be on my cookie baking list for sure! Thank you for posting.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  5. Oh my goodness...those look DELICIOUS. I'm bookmarking this page!

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  6. These sound amazing! :D I love butter pecan!!

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  7. These cookies just sound wonderful. I can't wait but of course no pecans - I'll have to pick up some pecans at the store too. Do you think you could substitue with walnuts? I want them now!
    vickie

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  8. My husband's favorite cookies are butter pecan, but they are made with a butter pecan cake mix. I am definately going to try these. I don't like using a box but that is how the lady made them when he tried them and I have just never went searching for another recipe.

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  9. Cream of tarter always makes cookies so crispy...these would be delicious.

    Sue

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  10. These look so good. Thanks for the recipe...Christine

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  11. I just looked at 3 recipes. They all look so good.
    Thanks for sharing them!
    Kathleen

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  12. Ooh, these sound delicious ... Like Pecan Sandies only better. I may be trying this recipe soon, along with a few others I've spotted on your blog. :)

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  13. Hi Geri.I never knew that cream of tarter could be used in cookies. This looks like a fantastic recipe, and one that I could cope with! I am so glad that you stopped by to visit my blog...now I have found your blog and I can learn all of your tricks and secrets to help me with my baking!Best wishes, NM.

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  14. These sound great! My mom is a HUGE pecan fan - I will have to make these for her next time she is in town!
    Looks like you have a great blog and good recipes - I will follow!!
    Thank you for visiting Transforming Home. I have some kitchen projects coming up...
    Danielle

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  15. I agree with all the others....these sound & look delicious! I always order butter pecan ice cream when out & I've loved Pecan Sandies all my life. I will definitly be trying this recipe soon.
    Thanks so very much for sharing it.

    ♥ Rettabug

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  16. I also agree with everyone: your cookies sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. i don't consider myself a cook, but i still appreciate those who have "it." Looks divine!

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  18. How ummy does a Butter Peacan Cookie sound right about now! I've got to try these..soon!

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  19. These sound wonderful! I love pecan sandies, but have never made them and these I can make the dough ahead of time and use it when ready! Thanks for stopping by! Following you, too!

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  20. Can't wait to try these! Enjoying your recipes. Thanks!

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  21. What a nice recipe. I love the flavors you are using here.

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  22. These are my hubby's favorites. He will be a happy camper when he sees them.

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  23. All I need now is a glass of milk! Thanks so much for sharing on Momtrends.

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  24. Hi Geri
    Wow, those look good!
    I am going to add this one to my list of recipes for Christmas baking...thanks
    Gracie

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  25. Oh! My! These look so GOOD!!! (Don't tell anyone but my husband is the cookie maker around our house and I'm going to request he make these for us!) Thanks so much...these are my kind of cookie!

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  26. sounds delicious i think these would be a hit at my house and all would love them

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  27. Hello Geri,
    It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for your sweet visit. You are always welcome my friend.

    Your blog is just wonderful! I can see I will be back for amazing recipes for sure. They are such yummy sounding cookies. Mmmm...:)

    Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
    ~Melissa :)

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  28. OH!! I'm making these for my mom when we go for Thanksgiving! She'll LOVE this!

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  29. Yum! Thanks for the tips on shaping the cookie as well.

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  30. These sound so delicious. I love pecans!

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  31. These sound delicious. I think I'm going to have to try them:)

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  32. YUMMY!! Butter Pecan is my fav. These sound delish. I think I'm gonna make them over the holidays.
    Joyful

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  33. MMMM... my husband and I were just remembering that our moms make "tubes" of cookie dough and kept them in the refrigerator or the freezer for easy slice-and-bake cookies. These sound delish!

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  34. These sound and look delicious. They remind me of some cookies my grandmother used to make!

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  35. I love butter-pecan ice cream so these sound perfect. I am going to have to try these!

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  36. These sounds absolutely delicious!

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