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Pecan Puffs

Light and delicate, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are a lovely treat
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pecans
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Optional: Spread pecans on a cookie sheet. Once the oven is preheated, bake the pecans for 3-5 minutes, until they smell nutty and maple-like. Watch closely and do not overbake; they will burn easily!
  • Place cooled pecans in a food processor and grind them into a powder. Combine pecan powder with flour.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in vanilla before adding the flour pecan mixture. Mix until completely combined.
  • Place tablespoons of batter on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees F.
  • While cookies are hot, dust with powdered sugar. If a glaze is preferred, return sugared cookies to pan and place in hot oven for 1 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Keyword christmas cookies, cookies, pecan