Pretzel Cookies

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup ground pecans

Preparation

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and spices in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in pecans.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. With floured hands, roll each ball into a rope, 10 to 12 inches long; twist ropes into pretzel shapes. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove pretzels from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.