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Catholic Recipe: Pecan Cookies


  • 2 cups butter
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar
  • Details

  • Yield: 3 dozen
  • Prep Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Italy

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Also Called: Cocoons

This recipe is part of the Sicilian tradition of the St. Joseph Altar.


Cream butter and sugar. Add flour then fold in vanilla and pecans. Roll into balls or shape into small oblong bars. Bake at 350 until lightly brown. Cool, then roll in powdered sugar.

Recipe Source: Viva San Giuseppe by St. Joseph Guild, St. Joseph Guild, 1200 Mirabeau Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
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