Saturday, December 22, 2012

Baking Time- Pecan Dainties

Tuck these cookies in a vintage jar for a great little gift !

My wonderful mom- she has taught me everything I know about baking. We've been making cookies together forever.

Pecan Dainties

1 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 t. salt
2 cups flour

Cream butter.  Add powdered sugar and salt and then cream well.  Add flour and blend well.  Shape into two rolls 1 1/2" in diameter.  Wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.  Cut into 1/4" slices and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Frost with Brown Butter Frosting.

Brown Butter Frosting

2 T butter                                                1/2 cup chopped pecans for sprinkling
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 T hot water
milk or half and half

Brown butter in saucepan. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and hot water.  Stir until smooth.  Add enough milk to make the frosting a good spreading consistency.  Frost and sprinkle with pecans.

Recipe from the 1956 Wisconsin Electric Power Company cookbook.


  1. Oh, my gosh. I can tell these are melt in your mouth cookies and those are my fave. Pinning for later - thanks for the recipe!! xo Christa

  2. These are literally everyone's favorites. I am constantly getting asked for the recipe. I hope everyone enjoys making these!!

    Mom- Love the picture of Grma :)


  3. Incredibly yum. I can smell the butter from here!

    Love these!