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Crispy Pecan Sticks

Yield Makes 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ice water
  • Powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating well.

  2. Combine flour and salt; add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in pecans, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon ice water.

  3. Shape dough into 4-inch sticks. Place sticks on lightly greased baking sheets.

  4. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until browned. Roll in powdered sugar. Store in airtight container 2 weeks, or freeze 2 months.