Today I have an easy & yummy slice & bake cookie to share. I love slice & bake cookies because you can make the dough ahead and keep it in the freezer for whenever you get that cookie craving. Then you just slice what you need and bake!
Today I tried to make my logs square instead of round. My round cookies always come out looking like a flat tire or something! What I did was shape the logs as best as I could before putting them in the freezer. I then left them in the freezer for about 25 minutes, took them out and reshaped them. The dough holds its shape better after chilling a bit.
After about 2 hours in the freezer, you can slice & bake. There's a cup of ground pecans in the dough and the cookies really have a nice nutty flavor!
They didn't maintain that square shape after baking, but became more rounded at the corners. But who cares about rounded corners anyway? They are delicious!
Here's the recipe:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup ground pecans
In the bowl of a mixer, combine butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. In another bowl combine flour & baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix just until combined. Add pecans and combine. With floured hands, shape dough into 3 or 4 rolls (2 for larger cookies). Wrap the rolls in foil or plastic wrap and put in freezer for at least 2 hours. Slice about 1/4" and place cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.