Prep Time
23 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 6 Mins
Othe Time
16 Mins
16 cookies

These buttery, crisp cookies are a tasty complement to any pudding or ice cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat 1 to 2 minutes or until butter melts and sugar dissolves, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

Step 2

Combine ground pecans and flour; add to molasses mixture, stirring until blended.

Step 3

Working in batches, making 2 cookies at a time, drop batter by 1 tablespoonful onto a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined baking sheet (keep remaining batter covered with a damp cloth).

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until golden. Let stand 2 minutes (no longer). Working quickly, carefully roll each delicate cookie into a tight cigarette shape. Cool completely on wire racks. Serve within 3 hours.

Christmas with Southern Living 2006

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