Up until I started the "National Day" posts, I had no idea how many foods are celebrated. Ice cream, cheeseburgers, chop suey....If it's edible, it's most likely got a day devoted to it. Put on your apron and get out your rolling pin; Today marks the celebration of the Pecan Cookie.
Here's a recipe for Pecan Sandies that I located from the Betty Crocker website some years ago. They're pretty tasty, I must say.
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon maple flavor
1/4 cup sugar
Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir all ingredients except 1/4 cup sugar until dough forms.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet; press each with bottom of glass to flatten slightly.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
Makes 3 dozen cookies