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Angel Pecan Cookies

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted, plus more for sprinkling on the cookies
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts)

PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat oven to 350, and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the shortening, confectioner’s sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla . Slowly add in flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in pecan bits.
  4. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Using a tablespoon, measure out dough and roll into balls (or other shapes). Place on prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes, until just slightly browned. Cool for about 10 minutes before sprinkling confectioner’s sugar on top.
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