Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies
1 1/2 dozen

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar; stir in vanilla. Add flour; mix on low until well blended. Stir in pecans; mix well. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll into 1 inch balls; place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten balls with a moistened glass jar. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Pecan sandies are one of Mr. H.'s favorite cookies. I don't know why it never dawned on me to try to make them at home instead of buying Keebler's! This recipe was my first attempt and it definitely needs some tweaking. The cookies were good, but I think they could be better. When I make them again I think I will add 1/4 cup more sugar, decrease the pecans to 1/4 cup and I would try not greasing the cookie sheets. A good cookie, just not perfection yet! ;-)

Quick Cinnamon Biscuits

Need cinnamon rolls?

Need them quickly?

Try this!

Quick Cinnamon Biscuits
1 dozen

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
cinnamon/sugar for topping
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk

Blend dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Add milk. Roll out and spread with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Roll up and slice. Place in two, round greased baking pans. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Blend sugar and milk for glaze and pour over warm biscuits. Enjoy!

This was just what I needed this morning. Cinnamon roll goodness...quickly. I've used this recipe for several years. The idea came from the "blog of all blogs", my very most favorite Pleasant View Schoolhouse. You can find the original post here. Enjoy! :-)