Cream Cheese Finger Cookies

Melissa Kirkpatrick

A Pineywoods Home Health Care, Inc.

Ingredients: ½ cup butter (no substitutes), softened

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp. sugar

Dash salt

1 cup finely chopped pecans

Confectioners’ sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese.  Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, sugar and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.  Stir in pecans (dough will be crumbly).

Shape tablespoonfuls into 2 inch logs.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.  Roll warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar; cool on wire racks.  Yield: 2 dozen.

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