Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pecan Sandie Thumbprint Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 cup butter                                      
1 cup vegetable oil                        
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla                                       
1 cup powdered sugar                  
1 tsp cream of tartar      
2 eggs                                                 
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups chopped pecans
4  cups flour
Preheat oven to 400F.  Cream powdered sugar, sugar, oil and butter together on medium speed.  Mix in eggs and vanilla.  Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in dry ingredients.  Drop on an ungreased cookie sheet by spoonful.  Gently press a thumbprint in center of each cookie.  Bake 8 min.  Cool completely and add frosting to center 3-6 hours before serving.

1 cup butter
2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
2 lbs powdered sugar
1-2 Tblsp heavy cream
Cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.  Slowly add in powdered sugar and cream to desired consistency.  Add decorator coloring and pipe onto cookies with decorator bag.



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