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Frosted Pecan Butter Cookies

"Lemon frosting gives my delicate cream-colored butter cookies a special zest. The citrusy hint of sunshine is extra welcome in winter, and crispy pecans fill every delicious bite."
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35 m servings
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar; beat in milk. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Dip each ball halfway into pecans. Place nut side down 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees F for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.

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These taste wonderful! I had a bit of a problem with them flattening out too much when I pressed them down lightly with a spoon so I kept them in the balls and they turned out perfect. These ...

Unlike a couple of other reviewers, I DID put the lemon in the frosting. Personal taste I guess, but myself I like the lemon flavor. Very tasty, and do melt in your mouth as you eat them. Will d...

These cookies are delicious and pretty easy to make. I left out the lemon in the icing like the others that wrote reviews and was thrilled with the outcome. I'll definitely make these again.

These are really tasty! I made a few modifications to the directions, but not the actual ingredients. First, I didn't refrigerate them. I used a cookie scoop, and since I wasn't really handli...

Wonderful cookie! Such a timer saver-the pecans roast on the cookie sheet as they bake-no need to toast them beforehand. Delicious taste-I used milk in the frosting instead of lemon juice even...

Simple and delicious! I mixed the pecans within the dough, and rolled the warm cookies in confectioners sugar instead of the lemon frosting. They're amazing! I'm making them for the holidays to ...

Real lemony goodness.I gave this recipe to my daughter to make these cookies for our christmas platter. It was easy for her to do. The cookies taste great and were a very pretty addition to our ...

I just thought this recipe was very average. I don't thyink I'd make it again. My mom loved it though so I guess it's all a matter of opinion.

A little bit too lemony

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