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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A Christmas Tradition

    Through the years, my family has had many Christmas traditions. At my maternal grandparents' home, we danced around the Christmas Tree in the Danish tradition.  My grandmother (whose parents inspired THE LEGACY) served cookies from this recipe, along with many other kinds of cookies, every year. As you can guess from the name, the recipe is very old. Every time I make this recipe, I think of her.

Ice Box Pecan Cookies


1 cup butter
½ cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (can use pecan pieces)
2 cups flour, scant
Extra granulated sugar


1. Beat butter and sugar well.
2. Add flour and nuts. If necessary, knead dough to use all 2 cups of flour.
3. Form into logs, 1 to 1½ inches in diameter.
4. Place in ice box (refrigerator) for 1-2 hours.
5. Cut into approximately 1/3 inch slices.
6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees until slightly brown around the edges.
7. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheet.
8. As you remove each still-warm cookie from the sheet, roll in granulated sugar, covering all sides.
9. This recipe does not double well.

What are some of the Christmas traditions in your family? 

Merry Christmas and Happy 2020.

Ann Markim

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  1. Lovely recipe. I must try this. Merry Christmas!

    1. I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and that You'll like the cookies.

  2. I think it's wonderful that you continue the traditions of your family of origin. In this way, those traditions will continue to be carried on into the next generation.
    I wish you all the best now and into the new year, Ann.

  3. What wonderful traditions you had and continue to celebrate. Thank you for sharing them and the recipe. Doris

  4. Thank you. Best wishers for a wonderful new year.