Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's National Pecan Cookie Day

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 egg
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


Peggy said...

Oh, they start with a pouch mix. That makes it easy. I did not know there were so many food National Days either but I like to see them on your blog.