Crispy Pecan Candy Canes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP ice water
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well.
  2. Combine flour and salt. Add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in pecans, vanilla and ice water.
  3. Shape dough into candy cane shapes. Place on un-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until browned.
  4. Dust with powdered sugar when cool. Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 2 months.

Yield: About 3 dozen