Recipe For a Christmas Baby Shower


36 to 48 cookies


1 cup butter

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 cup crushed, or finely chopped, pecans


1. Melt butter until light brown in color (be careful not to scorch) in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Pour into a small mixing bowl and chill in the refrigerator until firm.

2. Cream browned butter with sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour until blended. Stir in pecans. Chill several hours for ease in handling.

3. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes. Remove to wire racks. While still hot, roll in confectioners' sugar.