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Nut (Pecan) Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Nut (Pecan) Cookies, by , is from Our Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lisa Jurkanin


Sift together:
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

1 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. water

Also needed:
2 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375. Combine shortning, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and water. Beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at at time. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in nuts. Drop by well rounded half teaspoons on greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 min.




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