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XIT Butter Pecan Cookies

Cowboy Cooking Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes about 8 dozen cookies.


  • 2 - cup butter, soft

  • 1-1/3 - cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2 - egg yolks, beaten

  • 4 - cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 - teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 - cup pecan halves


Preheat oven to 375 F.

  1. In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Next stir in egg yolks. Sift in the flour and salt and mix well.

  2. Form into a dough ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator and chill 1 hour.

  3. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Press pecan halves into dough and gently flatten. Place in oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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