Swedish Pecan Slices

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These popped into my head the other day as I was contemplating beginning my blogging adventure. I got this recipe years ago, probably in the 1970’s, from our local newspaper’s Cookbook Contest Winner’s edition. There are many nut cookies out there, but these happen to be above and beyond all those. They are extremely simple slice and bakes and the end result is a feathery light, delicate, full-of-deliciousness treat, so crazy good that I realized it would be irresponsible of me and downright cruel, not to include them.

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Swedish Pecan Slices

“These are like little slices of heaven. So light and just loaded with flavor!” ~Julie

1 lb butter

1 5/8 cups powdered sugar

2 ½ cups flour

1 cup chopped pecans

2 tsp vanilla

¼ tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients. Mold into three 1 ½ inch rolls and wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate overnight.

Slice, place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes. Cool one minute before removing from pan. When cool, dust with additional powdered sugar if desired. (This is important, as they are far too fragile when they’re warm to dust in the powdered sugar.) (Or don’t dust them at all as they’re just as delicious plain!)

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