This recipe is from the 1996 Dole-Clinton presidential campaign.

Barb
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter or margarine and sugar until creamy. Beat in water and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in chopped pecans.

  • With floured hands, roll 2 teaspoons dough for each cookie into an oblong shape. Press slight indentation down the center of each cookie with a knife.

  • Bake on greased baking sheets for 45 minutes. Roll in confectioners' sugar while still warm.

Nutrition Facts

180.4 calories; 2 g protein; 12.1 g carbohydrates; 20.3 mg cholesterol; 54.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
Christmas wouldn't be the same without these cookies! We've always baked ours slightly different; 250 deg. for one hour. I like my pecans finely ground and an extra tsp. of vanilla. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2004
the cookies/rolls turn out too dry I was not happy with them Read More
(5)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
Christmas wouldn't be the same without these cookies! We've always baked ours slightly different; 250 deg. for one hour. I like my pecans finely ground and an extra tsp. of vanilla. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
these are wonderful I do not use water in my recipe. Also I roll them in Confectioners' sugar first while warm and then again when completely cooled. Makes a much prettier presentation. I usually bake about 1000 of them for gifts for Christmas. Last year I made something different and caught all kinds of flack from family and friends for not making everyone's favorite cookie. so bake to baking this year. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2012
I made these for my mom and I to enjoy...we love anything with a nut in them. I felt like the dough was a little flat like something was missing so the next time I make them I will try adding some almond extract in addition to the vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2004
the cookies/rolls turn out too dry I was not happy with them Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2011
This Christmas my Mom requested that I make a "wedding cookie" like my Aunt used to make. After I looked over several different recipes I choose to go with this one. It was a big hit! I have put it in my recipe book and will make them again. I added a dash more vanilla and rolled in them powdered sugar while warm and then again when cooled! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2010
This was my 1st attempt at making these delicious cookies! Everyone loved them! Perfect for Holiday Gift Giving! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2006
Not too sweet; an enjoyable pie crust like texture. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2004
Good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2018
This is the same recipe my mother used to make at Christmas time my favorite cookies. It's older than 1996 I was enjoying these cookies from as long as I can remember. I was 5 in 1970 and remember "helping" my mom roll them in powdered sugar. Mom called them pecan logs. I don't know where she got the recipe but these cookies are melt in the mouth and I would sneak and steal them from the cookie jar every Christmas while growing up! Read More