Elizabeth Dole's Pecan Roll Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Elizabeth Dole's Pecan Roll Cookies Recipe

Elizabeth Dole's Pecan Roll Cookies

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

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter or margarine and sugar until creamy. Beat in water and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in chopped pecans.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake on greased baking sheets for 45 minutes. Roll in confectioners' sugar while still warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2004

the cookies/rolls turn out too dry I was not happy with them


12 Ratings

Dec 11, 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.

Dec 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.

Jan 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!

Nov 12, 2010

This was my 1st attempt at making these delicious cookies! Everyone loved them! Perfect for Holiday Gift Giving!

Dec 27, 2006

Not too sweet; an enjoyable pie crust like texture.

Oct 14, 2004

Good recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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