Italian Cookies Recipe

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Italian Cookies
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  1. Let the butter soften to room temperature.
  2. Mix these three ingredients well.
  3. With a teaspoon, form a small amount into balls.
  4. Place the balls into the refrigerator to chill overnight.
  5. The next day, roll the balls out on a floured surface.
  6. Sprinkle approximately a teaspoon of chopped pecans and then a teaspoon of sugar into the middle of the rolled out dough.
  7. Wrap the dough around the sugar and pecans pressing to seal it together.
  8. Form into a crescent shape.
  9. I then freeze these cookies with layers of wax paper in between them so they do not stick together. When I want some, I take out only the number that I want to bake, usually 2 – 4 dozen at a time, and bake at 350 degrees until nicely browned (about 10-12 minutes, oven temperatures vary and it will take longer on air bake trays). Serve warm! That is when they are the best.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1430.58 Kcal (5990 kJ)
Calories from fat 868.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 96.48g 148%
Cholesterol 202.09mg 67%
Sodium 2924.08mg 122%
Potassium 358.36mg 8%
Total Carbs 115.19g 38%
Sugars 3.4g 14%
Dietary Fiber 12.42g 50%
Protein 27.52g 55%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 28%
Iron 7.1mg 39%
Calcium 446.3mg 45%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 380.62 Kcal (1594 kJ)
Calories from fat 231.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.67g 148%
Cholesterol 53.77mg 67%
Sodium 777.98mg 122%
Potassium 95.34mg 8%
Total Carbs 30.65g 38%
Sugars 0.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 50%
Protein 7.32g 55%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 28%
Iron 1.9mg 39%
Calcium 118.8mg 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 35.9
  • 39

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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