"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 cup finely chopped pecans 2 1/2 c all purpose flour 3/4 c granulated sugar 1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 (16 0z) box powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients except for powdered sugar. Roll into small "fingers" or balls. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Roll immediately in powdered sugar while cookie is still warm.
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