Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pecan Tea Cookies

I've always loved these little melt in your mouth holiday treats, especially with hot cocoa!

2 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 + powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter - softened
2 TBSP honey
1 tsp bourbon or orange juice

In a medium bowl sift together flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and salt - whisk in pecans. In a separate large bowl, beat butter and honey with an electric mixer until light and fluffy - about 3 minutes. Mix in bourbon or orange juice just until combined. Add flour mixture and beat just until combined. Form dough into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic - chill for 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Roll dough into 1 - 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cooking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly brown around the edges, about 20-25 minutes, rotating baking sheets about half way through.
Transfer cookies to a plate or wire rack and let cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar or sift over the top.

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