Buttery Fingers

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Servings: about 100
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1   16-ounce box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans





Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine all ingredients except for powdered sugar.  Roll into small fingers or balls.  Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.  Roll immediately in powdered sugar.

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mixed the recipe for butter cookies and it is so dry one person said it had cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract. well the recipe on this website does not say that. probably needs something else please let me know I will save this mix untill tomorrow anyway

By Patty on April 25, 2011


I am a great fan of sweet tea and have been trying recipes for a few months now. I came across your recipe the other day and tried it. As I wanted it close to the McDonald's sweet tea that I'm addicted to I knew it had to have a hint of orange in it so after making the simple syrup I added a couple of drops of orange oil used in candy making. It was so.......sweet tea!!!! I'm now hooked. I brew 7 regular tea bags in a 12 cup automatic coffee maker and then start a small saucepan of 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar, simmering it till it coats the back of the spoon. After the pot of tea is brewed I add 2 more teabags and brew another 12 cups reusing the first 7 teabags...then add the simple syrup mixture. Cool and drink over ice while watching your show on TV. Thanks so much!!!!

By Laura Parman on March 04, 2011


I was watching your show one day and took down the recp. for buttery nut fingers (I thought). I mixed it up 2 1/2 C flour, 3/4 c c ream cheese. 2 sticks butter 2 T. vanilla flavoring, and chopped pecans. I mixed it ALL together and it was so dry. I looked on your web site for the recp. and found that I was not supposed to add the powdered sugar till the last. Apparently I forgot some of the show. Can I make something with the concoction that I have mixed up, HELP!!!! Thanks You, Tina

By Tina Graves on December 19, 2010


the easiest cookie I have ever made.. My husband who is not a real sweet eater loves it because it is not too sweet.

By Anonymous on January 03, 2010

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