Powdered Sugar Cookies

Powdered Sugar Cookies

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 32 min
  • Serving: Makes 4 dozen

These sugar cookies can be coated with either powdered sugar or brown sugar.


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Combine shortening, flour, powdered sugar or brown sugar, vanilla and pecans.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then flatten with a damp fork.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
  4. After removing from oven, immediately put in paper sack containing 2 cups powdered sugar or brown sugar. Roll gently.

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