Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pecan Spritz

Posted by Lori:

There is a donut, cake and cookie shop in Altus, OK, that is a favorite of many.  Now it is called June's Tasty Treats, but as a child it was Ye Olde Donut Shoppe (this store sold and is still running with different owners.  June's now has what the previous YODS had sold and the same recipes her parents used from the beginning.)  Anyway, I really like their little "spritz" cookies, so this was my attempt to copy them.  It's definitely a good cookie, but it's certainly not a copy-kat recipe, either.  June's cookie is more of a shortening base, where this one is butter.  But, taking these to a softball tournament with high school girls and parents was a big hit, so I'm definitely going to be making these for many events for years to come.  As you can see, I tried shells with the icing - just like June's, but my shells aren't too pretty!  I liked the stars, so continued mostly with them.  And, in my opinion, pink is the best color tint for the icing! 


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • crushed pecans

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 30 minutes.  Roll into logs, then roll in crushed pecans.  Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes or dough can be frozen.

When ready to bake, use chilled cookie sheets.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice dough into 1/2 inch slices and place on chilled cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Ice with buttercream icing.  Click HERE for my recipe.

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