Elizabeth Dole's Pecan Roll Cookies

Elizabeth Dole's Pecan Roll Cookies
Yield: 3-3/4 dozen cookies Prep 20 mins Bake 275°F 45 mins


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, plus additional for coating baked cookies
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pecan pieces

Make It

1. Heat oven to 275 degree F. Grease baking sheet.

2. With mixer on medium speed, beat together margarine and 1/4 cup confectioners sugar in medium-size bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in water and vanilla. On low speed, gradually beat in flour. Mix in pecans with a wooden spoon or by hand.

3. With floured hands, roll 2 teaspoons dough for each cookie into datelike shapes. Place on greased baking sheet. Score top of each cookie lengthwise with a knife.

4. Bake in 275 degree F oven for 45 minutes. Roll in confectioners sugar while still warm.