Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Pecan Fingers

1 cup butter
1-1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cold water
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups pecans (or other nuts), finely chopped

Cream together the butter and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. Add the vanilla, water and salt. Stir in the flour and nuts. (You might have to use clean hands to mix the dough.) Take a tablespoon of dough at a time and shape it into a 2-inch "finger", trying to keep it evenly shaped without any fat places. Bake fingers for about 1 hour at 250°, or until very light golden brown.

Pour 1 cup of powdered sugar into a deep bowl. Place cookies in the bowl a few at a time. Roll them in the sugar and lift them out with tongs.

Another option is to dip one end of each cookie in melted chocolate.

Carolyn Walker gave me this recipe along with a batch of pecan fingers. She was a Colorado girl who ended up in West Berlin, Germany, in the late 80's/early 90's when we were there also. She worked with my husband.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)