Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pecan Fingers


I whipped up three quick batches of cookies yesterday morning as a thank you to the team that works under me for all their help in achieving a positive district walk through. One of the other managers loved these and asked for the recipe, so here it is. This is from an old Betty Crocker cookbook that I was very excited to find on my vacation. This is the 1976 version of my Mom's cookbook that I grew up learning to cook out of.


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 TB flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cream shortening and confectioners' sugar.
  • Blend in flour. Press evenly in bottom of ungreased baking pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  • Bake for 12 t0 15 minutes.
  • Mix remaining ingredients, spread over hot baked layer and bake 20 minutes longer.
  • Cool, cut into bars, about 3 x 1 inch.



  1. yummy - I remember making these - we all loved them. Haven't made them in years.

  2. I thought they were familiar! Did you used to make them at Christmas sometimes?

  3. Hey, is that the cookbook we always used to use? Seems like the pages in Mom's were a bit stained from our spills. Looks yummy!

  4. Yes! Or at least within a year or two, I think of being the same one. What's the copyright in yours, Mom?

    I got this copy for a dollar and it is all stained from spills, too. It seems just like I'm using Moms.