December 13, 2009

Butter Pecan Nuggets

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This cookie is a real winner  Butter Pecan Nuggets. Buttery cookie dough with a toasted pecan hiding inside. Drizzled with white frosting and decorated with blue and white sparkly sugars. Yeah, the sugars really set it off for me....I love blue & silver at Christmas. My little tree is blue/silver/white. This is an easy cookie to make and doesn't take much time at all.


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Butter Pecan Nuggets

BHG Cookies for Christmas

3/4 cup pecan halves
1 cup butter
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla
4-5 teaspoons milk
colored sugars

Spread pecans in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Toast in a 325 oven for about 12 minutes or til golden. Remove and cool.

In a medium saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Heat and stir til butter is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool.

Stir in flour til well mixed. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Press a toasted pecan half into each ball and enclose nut in dough to form an oval. Place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or til done. Remove and cool.

Stir together powdered sugar, clear vanilla and enough milk to make of drizzling consistency. Place frosting in decorating bag and cut at the very tip to make a small hole. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Makes 4 dozen nuggets.

26 comments:

Amanda said...

oh Shelby, those are soooo pretty!!! I love them!

Helene said...

Wow, another recipe to bookmark. I have never seen any blue sugar around here. Really helps decorating this cookie.

Mags said...

Oh my gosh... those are so pretty!

Katy ~ said...

Congratulations to the winners!

And boy, everyone is a winner who has an opportunity to enjoy these beautiful cookies. Lots of WOW in these!

Linda said...

Very pretty, HoneyB!

CookiePie said...

Beautiful cookies!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

Love the simple drizzle and pretty little sugars!

Jessie said...

I just love the decoration along with the pretty sprinkles on the cookies. Congrats to the winners as well!

teresa said...

congrats to the winners! i LOVE those pretty little cookies, they look delicious!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I love the blue and white sparklies! Yum!

averagebetty said...

So pretty and I love the idea of a pecan hiding inside!

Shirley said...

These sure look divine!

Bellini Valli said...

These do look like a winner Shelby!!!

Lori said...

These look so delicious. I love how the sugar looks like jewels.

Pam said...

Very yummy blog!

Bee happy and enjoy!

Robin Sue said...

I found the white and blue sugar alluring too. Makes it look so festive and shiny! All these treats you are making look so beautiful!

Debbie said...

I was going to cut my baking down this year, but, now you show us these!
what to do? what to do?
(make them of course!)

Cristine said...

So pretty!

Brad said...

Your recipe and pics are great, Thanks.

Jamie said...

Shelby,
These are some pretty cookies. Looks lke a piece of art...food art! I would love some of those with my nightly cup of tea.

Flourchild said...

I love a good butter cookie and thes look especially delicious! Im going to try your recipe this week!

Ingrid said...

Yay! Congrats to me and thanks to you!
~ingrid

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

These are such delicate & sweet cookies. Perfect with a cup of coffee & the upcoming winter holidays :)

Megan said...

What a pretty little cookie. They remind me of your snowflake cookies. They were that pretty blue too and I have not forgotten them!

moderncomfortfood said...

My extended family has a Christmas cookie bake and share party every year, and I'm definitely going to pick these as my 2010 contribution. I just love everything about these excellent cookies, Shelby. Beautiful!

sarahworldcook said...

Came across you via StumbleUpon. Great recipe- very pretty. They look like they would be great with tea/coffee. I'm looking forward to checking your site out more.
http://homestyleworldcook.blogspot.com

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