Swedish Heirloom Cookies

  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup ground pecans or meal
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

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Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In an electric mixer, cream margarine and granulated sugar until light. Gradually add all remaining ingredients except powdered sugar. Roll balls the size of a quarter; then flatten with palm of hand to 50-cent size. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Place powdered sugar in a clean plastic bag; thn drop several slightly cooled cookies in a bag, and shake to coat cookies with powdered sugar. Makes 24 cookies.