Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pecan nut cookies


        2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
        1/2 cup sugar
        1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
        1 egg
        1 teaspoon vanilla extract
        1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
         1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
         1/4 teaspoon salt
        1/2 cup chopped pecans

 In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.          Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray; flatten cookies with glass.
Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before    removing to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

1 serving (1 each) equals 124 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.