From, "Portland’s Palate... A Collection of Recipes from the City of Roses," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.


  • 3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 cubes), room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped

In a medium bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.

Add egg, vanilla extract and salt.  Beat well.  With mixer at low speed, gradually add flour.

Cover bowl and chill dough 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.

Shape chilled dough into a 12-inch log, then roll in pecans to coat outside of log.  Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper and chill several hours or overnight.

Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees, 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.

YIELD: 3 - 4 dozen

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