Pecan Log Cookies
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Pecan Log Cookies

Very easy and delicious nut based cookie.

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Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 cup flour
  2. 1/3 cup finely ground pecans
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  5. 1/3 cup sugar
  6. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 2 tsp heavy cream ** optional see note
  8. 1 bowl of cold water
  9. 1 cup finely ground pecans- for rolling/coating
  10. 1/2 cup semi chocolate
  11. 1 ** I have nerve damage in arm/wrist/hand and I now add heavy/whipping cream to make the dough more pliable and easier to shape

Method

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    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

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    In a small bowl stir flour,ground pecans, and salt until combined.

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    In a large bowl, beat the butter and gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy...about 2 minutes.

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    Stir in flour mixture with heavy cream (if using) until combined.

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    Pinch off pieces of dough with rounded teaspoon. Form dough into a log.

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    Dip log in water and then roll in ground pecans to coat, using 1/4 cup of ground pecans at a time so they don't get too wet. Press pecans onto cookie to thoroughly coat. Reshape logs and place on prepared baking sheet.

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    Bake for 10- 15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on wire rack.

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    Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler, dip one end of cooled cookie in chocolate and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cool in fridge until chocolate is set.

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    Enjoy!!!

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    Makes 2 1/2 to 4 dozen depending on how large or small you make the logs

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