This is such a great cookie because it's ridiculously easy to make and can even be made in advance. Requiring only a handful of ingredients you may already have, these are great to whip up and have dough waiting until ready to bake. You can prepare the dough either as a rolled log and slice cookie (the favorite technique Marnee likes for her holiday cookies) or you can roll the dough into balls and flatten with your palm or hand, as the recipe below states. If you have little ones, this is another fun cookie recipe to get them involved in! For other variations, you can substitute the pecans for other nuts (cashews or even walnuts) or perhaps throw in some mini chocolate chips too!
recipe from my mother in law, Marnee
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups flour
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup oil
powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the oil until crumbly.
Slowly add the oil and mix well.
Roll into balls about 3/4 inches in diameter and flatten with a fork.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.