Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pound Cake Cookies

Spring has arrived, and these Pound Cake Cookies are perfect for the events that come with springtime. If you're hostessing a tea or a shower this spring you may want to serve a tray of these buttery little morsels. The recipe I used was adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking.


 



Pound Cake Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon rum or 1/2 teaspoon imitation rum flavoring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
About 36 pecan halves

In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg yolk, rum flavoring, and vanilla extract. Combine flour and salt, then gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Cover bowl and chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared pan. Press 1 pecan half on top of each cookie. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen.

 
Press a pecan half on top of the unbaked cookie dough.


 

 Bake for 12 - 14 minutes, cool on a wire rack.


 


Once you try these cookies you'll know why they are named "Pound Cake Cookies". If you decide to serve them to guests, have the recipe handy, someone's going to ask for it.


17 comments:

  1. Oh YUM! I love pecans, butter, rum (flavoring I mean...Ha! Ha!) I'm always on the lookout for good cookie recipes as they are my favorite. I usually like to have a few with tea in the evening. I can't wait to try these! Thanks, Anita!

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  2. They look so yum Anita... Crispy and crumbly, a great tea time accomplishment :)

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  3. These cookies are so pretty! They are calling my name with that pecan on top, that's for sure!

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  4. Simply beautiful! Bet they taste great:@)

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  5. I do love pound cake--these look delicious. Perfect for spring showers.

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  6. I absolutely love pound cake. Do they taste like it? If so, I'm totally making these! They look amazing!

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  7. These sound so good, Anita! Pound cake in bite-size is a good thing! I really think I need that cookbook...I LOVE cookbooks.

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  8. These really do look so yummy. I LOVE cookies. Your bunny plate is just adorable too.

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  9. Ok Anita, think I need to make these cookies also.. I just gained 5 pounds..........they are kinda cute andi

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  10. Yum, these remind me of my childhood! Come link up to Foodie Friday

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  11. Hey Anita! Would love for you to link these up to Kids in the Kitchen: http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-7/
    Thanks! :)

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  12. Hi Anita,
    These Pound Cake Cookies look so good, I can't wait to try them. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Hey Anita,
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  14. I will definitely try these.

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  15. Yummy!!

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    Have a blessed day!

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  16. Thanks for sharing this yummy looking cookie at the party. I like pound cake so these would be good to serve for almost any occasion. The bunny plate is adorable.-------- Shannon

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  17. I am marking this recipe, I can"t wait to try it......Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..hope to see you again tonight and have a wonderful weekend:)

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