Recipe for Frosted Pecan Dainties

BY Maureen Zebian TIMEDecember 15, 2013 PRINT

Frosted Pecan Dainties

These pecan delights are irresistible.

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, plus extra just chopped for topping
Browned butter frosting (see recipe below)

In bowl, cream butter; mix in sugars, and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour and salt; blend into butter mixture. Stir in pecans.
Shape dough into a roll 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Prepare frosting and spread on cookies. Sprinkle with pecans.

Browned Butter Frosting:
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon hot water
2 tablespoons cream
In saucepan, lightly brown butter. In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, water, and butter. Beat in 2 tablespoons cream. If needed, add more cream for spreading consistency.

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