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Texas Pecan Icebox Gems


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Texas pecans

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  1. Cream butter and sugar together; add egg, vanilla extract, sifted dry ingredients and pecans. Mix well.
  2. Shape into a long, slender roll and wrap in wax paper.
  3. Place in refrigerator overnight.
  4. Slice very thin and bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.

* Brown sugar may be used if butterscotch flavor is desired.