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christmas pecan swirls

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Hope Vaillancourt
Las Vegas, NV

Cream cheese makes these cookies rich and tender and the sweet filling showcases pecans. Last year I made a double batch of these cookies and gave them out to family & friends for Christmas and everyone raved about them! CAUTION! these cookies are addicting!

(3 ratings)
yield 42 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For christmas pecan swirls

  • 2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 pkg
    (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 1 1/3 c

How To Make christmas pecan swirls

  • 1
    In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide into three portions. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2
    On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 16-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Combine pecans and sugar; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up each rectangle tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • 3
    Unwrap and cut into 3/8-in. slices. Place 2-in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 7 dozen.