SWEDISH BUTTER COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Servings: 33 servings
  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional chopped pecans
  • Halved red maraschino cherries or red jelly of your choice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk, cream and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in finely chopped pecans. Roll into 3/4-in. balls.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg white. Dip balls in egg white, then roll in additional pecans. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Top each ball with a cherry half or fill with jelly. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Carefully remove to wire racks to cool.

Notes

Among our large family's Christmas Eve tradition is enjoying these delectable cookies- one of the 20 varieties my sister bakes for the holiday. They have a pleasing pecan flavor and are so buttery and delicate, they almost melt in your mouth.

Categories: Christmas  Cookies 

Weekly Recipes and Cookbook Contests!

Need Inspiration? Click Here→Thank
You
Never Miss a Recipe! Sign Up For Our Emails!