Makes 30-40 cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
10 chocolate coated peppermint patties, quartered (or Jr. Mints)
sifted powdered sugar
Beat butter at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Stir in vanilla.
Gradually stir in flour and pecans by hand, mixing well. Cover and chill at least one hour.
Press on tablespoon dough around each candy piece, forming a ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at
350 degrees for 12 minutes (cookies will not brown.)
Let cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet, roll in powdered sugar (or sprinkle on cookies using sifter.) Place on wire
racks to cool.