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

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.