Pecan Logs

Pecan LogsI have no idea where this recipe originally came from but it has been something in my family for many years.  They are tasty and also festive with the green and red sugars.  They could easily be adapted for other times of the year by changing the color combinations.  They go together very quickly and can be stored in the freezer for several months.  Pecans are my favorite (baking) nuts is pecan and I have a bias to using them and tend to favor recipes that include pecans.

Pecan Logs

1 c. butter
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans (toasted)

Cream butter and sugar.  Add water and vanilla, mix.  Stir in flour.  Add nuts and mix well.  
Shape into logs (D ~ 1 1/2″) and roll in colored sugar.  Freeze.  
To Bake:  Preheat oven to 325.  Slice into approximately 1/4 inch discs.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Roll in confectioners sugar while still warm.

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