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Homemade Pecan Fingers and M-M-M Cookies: Two Recipes Sure to Please Sweet Lovers!

I grew up watching and helping my mother make homemade cookies. They were always in our school lunch boxes. Here, I share some family faves.

Assorted scrumptious homemade cookies readied for gift-giving purposes.  Aren't they pretty!

Assorted scrumptious homemade cookies readied for gift-giving purposes. Aren't they pretty!

Favorite Cookie Recipes

In other posts, I have shared many of our favorite cookie recipes. I have often baked an assortment of them to give out as early Christmas gifts each year. I package them up into decorative tins, such as the one featured at the top of this page. Everyone seems to enjoy homemade gifts such as this.

Many of my recipes come from older family members such as the old fashioned chocolate cookie that came from my grandma. Her chocolate cookie recipe predated the manufacture of chocolate chips! A delicious Christmas cookie recipe was given to me from a neighbor back in the 1960s. Others, such as a molasses sugar cookie is one that I remember my mother making when I was a child.

Now I will share two more favorites with you. Butter is a prime ingredient in both of these recipes, so any butter cookie lover should be interested in these variations.

Pecan Fingers Cookies

Pecan Fingers Cookies

Pecan Fingers

My mother always included these rich cookies in her Christmas cookie assortment, and she baked many different kinds for us as we were growing up. These were my favorite childhood favorites, although my tastes have changed a bit as an adult, and I now have others as favorites.

Pecan Fingers are distinctive when mixed in with other cookies because of their unique color and shape. If you like plain butter cookies and if you want nuts in your cookies, you should like these! These pecan fingers are very easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ground pecans
  • Extra powdered sugar for decorating the cookies after baking

Instructions

1. Cream the butter and then add the sugar, vanilla, and water.

2. Next, add the flour, salt, and nuts.

3. Form into small finger-like rolls.

4. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.

5. After baking and while still warm roll in the extra powdered sugar.

Tip: After you finish rolling all of the cookies, you can sift the powdered sugar to remove any cookie bits that might have broken off during this process and save the remaining powdered sugar for other purposes.

After these are thoroughly cooled, store in closed containers. These are very delicate cookies, so handle with care.

This recipe makes about five dozen cookies.

Pecan fingers formed and ready to bake.

Pecan fingers formed and ready to bake.

Roll the baked cookies in powdered sugar to coat them.

Roll the baked cookies in powdered sugar to coat them.

Pecan fingers cooling in another pan and ready to share with cookie lovers of all ages.

Pecan fingers cooling in another pan and ready to share with cookie lovers of all ages.

Baked M-M-M Good Cookie

Baked M-M-M Good Cookie

M-M-M Good Cookies

This recipe is credited to Louise Cooke and is also very buttery in flavor as well as colorful.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped red maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

1. Cream the butter and sugar.

2. Add the other ingredients mixing well after each addition.

3. Use a rounded teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball.

4. Put on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten.

5. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes.

6. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Note: If using a convection oven, the timing can be reduced to about 11 to 12 minutes.

These cookies freeze well.

This recipe makes about four dozen cookies.

M-M-M cookies after being rolled into balls and flattened on a cookie sheet, and ready for baking.

M-M-M cookies after being rolled into balls and flattened on a cookie sheet, and ready for baking.

M-M-M Good Cookies are cooling on wire racks.

M-M-M Good Cookies are cooling on wire racks.

Cookie Baking

My cookie baking is now complete for a while. Appreciative "oohs and aahs" are heard as we give away cookie tins filled with these homemade cookies as gifts.

If you are in the mood, you might wish to give these buttery scrumptious cookie recipes a try. They are great for the holidays and birthdays or anytime the cookie monsters in your house desire. Who knows? That cookie monster just might be you!

“Home is where heart is. Heart where cookie is. Math clear: home is cookie.”

— Cookie Monster

This recipe in the video also sounds and looks good!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 25, 2020:

Hi Sally,

I am glad that you like the sound of these two cookie recipes. We have enjoyed them for many years, especially around the holiday season of the year.

Sally on September 25, 2020:

These look yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 17, 2020:

Hi Devika,

I am glad to share these recipes with you and others. Enjoy!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 17, 2020:

Hi Peggy this is a great idea for a recipe with pecan nuts. Good combination of ingredients and worth a try. I like the cookies for a snack and enjoy snacking. Your recipes are appetizing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 14, 2020:

Hi Adrienne,

My mother used to make the pecan fingers around Christmastime each year. I always looked forward to eating them as a special treat. I hope you enjoy them.

Adrienne Farricelli on September 14, 2020:

Just the name "Pecan fingers" makes me crave these cookies alone! They look good and I love anything pecan so these would surely be a hit for me. I have bookmarked this and plan on making these next time I can get my hand on a bag of pecans. Cookies made with red maraschino cherries also sound like a delight.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 30, 2020:

Hi Denise,

At the slow temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit and with the butter content, those directions are accurate. Believe me, the cookies are tender. Enjoy!

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on August 30, 2020:

Bake at 250 for an hour? That would make some incredibly hard cookies wouldn't it? I am tempted to try these Pecan Fingers just to see if the recipe is right. I'm intrigued.

Blessings,

Denise

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 30, 2020:

Hi Audrey,

I am glad that the step-by-step photos are helpful to you. Enjoy!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on August 29, 2020:

Who doesn't like cookies? Your wonderful recipes are such a gift to me. I'm not a very good baker but thanks to your step-by-step directions, I will try every last one. Yummy!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 03, 2019:

Hi Patricia,

The recipients of your cookie gifts are lucky to have you baking for them. Sending love and hugs back to you today.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 02, 2019:

I'm baaaack! This time I am making these to include in the cookie gifts I give out at this time of the year. May I just say ..yuuuummmm. thanks for sharing. Angels are headed your way bringing much love and many hugs. ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2019:

Hi Patricia,

I am pleased to know that your church social group enjoyed these two cookie recipes. Thinking of you with love.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 26, 2019:

Hi Peggy. Back again to take a peek at this ----I did pin it but wanted to come back and comment again so that others here on HubPages may enjoy I have made both and our church social hour group has enjoyed Sending Angels your way once again this morning ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 22, 2015:

Hi Sheila,

That is the time of year that I do the most baking also for giving cookies away as Christmas gifts. Sorry to hear about Jenna's accident. Hope she is much better by now.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 21, 2015:

Hi Patricia,

When I was a child the pecan fingers were my favorite type of cookie baked around Christmas-time each year. They are pretty mixed in with other types of cookies. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for the pin and share.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 21, 2015:

I would love these pecan finger cookies! I usually make cookies for our customers around Christmas, but wasn't able to this year because of Jenna's accident. I am pinning this and may try these for our first cook out this spring!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 20, 2015:

I must pin this as I am always looking for something special to take to church for brunch or for our social hour.

The pecan fingers look divine and the kids of all ages will like the m and m cookies.

Shared and pinned

Angels are once again on the way to you this afternoon ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 11, 2014:

Hello peachpurple,

If reading this made you think of what you needed to add to your shopping list, then I guess it was worth it. Ha! Happy holidays to you!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 11, 2014:

Hello carter06,

So happy that these recipes, especially the pecan nut one will come in handy this year. They can also be rolled into balls instead of fingers if desired. Merry Christmas to you also! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 11, 2014:

Hi Au fait,

We have given these and other cookies away for Christmas gifts for many years now and they are always well received. Thanks for the share. Hope you are enjoying the lead up to Christmas and the New Year.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 11, 2014:

great holiday cookies. Need to buy some butter

Mary from Cronulla NSW on December 11, 2014:

Have been looking for some new cookie ideas for Christmas..these all look delicious but love the pecan nut cookies, they are just what I want to make thank you Peggy..our family decided this Christmas instead of buying gifts, to make or bake a gift and these will do perfectly..have a great Christmas Peggy..Cheers

C E Clark from North Texas on December 10, 2014:

More great cookies for Christmas and for gifting! These look so yummy and easy to make. I don't think I know a single person who doesn't like cookies. Great for that hard to buy for person -- especially if that person is a man. Men always seem to love homemade cookies. Only a couple more weeks left . . .

Sharing these wonderful recipes again!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 29, 2013:

Hi Au fait,

Hope your Christmas was happy. Thanks for the well wishes & pin.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 24, 2013:

Came back to pin this to 'Awesome Hubpages.' Baking cookies the day before Christmas would be a great way to spend family time and have the perfect cookies ready with a glass of milk for Santa later.

Happy Christmas to you and your family, Peggy W. Thank you for being one of my best friends here on HP!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 07, 2013:

Hi Au fait,

These cookies do make great holiday gifts or can also be enjoyed at home of course! Thanks for sharing this with others. :)

C E Clark from North Texas on September 12, 2013:

These look like great cookies for Christmas parties and gifts. Gave you 5 more stars, voted up and useful, and pinned!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 19, 2013:

Hi Suzanne,

Glad that you liked these recipes. Thanks!

justmesuzanne from Texas on June 13, 2013:

YUM! :P Voted up, awesome, tweeted, pinned & shared! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 29, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

Yes...you get 2 cookie recipes in this hub. Thanks for the comment and pin to your cookie board.

moonlake from America on April 28, 2013:

I get two cookie recipes with this hub. I have to add them to my pinterest cookie board. I'm sure they taste as good as they look.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 19, 2013:

Hi Sheila,

The pecan fingers were my favorite cookies out of the ones that my mother made at Christmas time of year when I was a child. Now my favorites are ones more like the ice box cookies and oatmeal ones. The latest ones baked and tested...the almond paste cookies are also delicious. Glad that we don't have to choose just one! :)

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 18, 2013:

Oh my gosh! Pecan finger cookies, oh yeah! I love pecans and buttery cookies, these are a must try asap! All your cookie recipes look scrumptous. I am going to get fat(er) if I keep this up! Voted up and useful! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2013:

Hi Careermommy,

You will have lots of fun perusing the different cookie recipes and sampling them if you decide to make them. Enjoy!!! Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2013:

Hi beingwell,

It will be nice when you have your own baking oven. You can then bake cookies to your heart's content! :)) Thanks for your comment and share.

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on March 31, 2013:

Peggy, all I can say is wow. I have so many cookies to choose from and sweets are my weakness, especially cookies. I love that you listed all your sweet recipes to peruse through. I will be going through those hubs as well. Thank you for the ideas!

beingwell from Bangkok on March 31, 2013:

I always enjoy your cookie recipes. I'm ever more eager to have my own baking oven. Shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 01, 2013:

Hi vespawoolf,

A cookie party! Sounds like fun! Too bad we all live so far away from one another. If you try the pecan finger cookie recipe, please let me know how it compares to your friend's wedding cookie recipe. Thanks for your comment. :)

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on February 01, 2013:

More wonderful cookie recipes! The pecan fingers remind me of a cookie a Greek friend of mine used to make. She called them wedding cookies. I'll add this to my list of recipes to make. It looks like I need to have a cookie party! : )

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 04, 2012:

Hi Denise,

Enjoy your holiday baking and I am happy to share these cookie recipes with you. Nice hearing from you! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 03, 2012:

Hi Mary,

If you are thinking of mailing the cookies to her...the pecan fingers may not be the best ones because they are very fragile compared to most cookies. Ones like the ice box cookies and others would hold up to the rigors of being mailed a bit better. Save the pecan fingers for sometime when she is able to visit you in person. Thanks for the votes + share. I am doing the same...baking cookies to give away as gifts.

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on December 03, 2012:

Peggy-these recipes look awesome. I'm bookkeeping the page for my holiday baking. Thanks for sharing. :) Up/U

Mary Hyatt from Florida on December 03, 2012:

Well, it's that time of year AGAIN! I enjoy making cookies at Christmastime to give to friends and neighbors. I am only limited to the amount of freezer space I have. I have a granddaughter who moved to Oregon and won't be able to come home for Christmas. She asked me to bake her some cookies to make her feel like she is home.

I like the looks of your Pecan Fingers and I think she will love them.

I will bookmark this Hub. I voted UP, etc. and will share.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 30, 2012:

Hi sweetie,

If you like a rich buttery type of cookie, then the pecan finger recipe should surely please you. This year I have been making different types of biscotti and the ice box cookies to be given as gifts during the Christmas season. So it will be different from the assortment that I have been regularly giving for many years now. Changing it up a bit! :)

sweetie1 from India on November 30, 2012:

Peggy the picture looks mouth watering. I am definitely going to try pecan fingers some day. Bookmarked this page.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 15, 2012:

Hello faith_love_hope32,

I guess this did come at the right time since you are interested in trying new cookie recipes. At least these are all tried and true recipes and many are long time family favorites. Hope you enjoy them as well. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 15, 2012:

Hi Angelo52,

Enjoy these cookie recipes. Happy to be able to share them with you and others. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 15, 2012:

Hello creativelycc,

Not only are the two recipes in this hub tasty and delicious but the links to all of the other homemade cookies in this hub will keep you happily baking for a long time if you so wish. Happy baking! Thanks for your comment and enjoy the upcoming holidays. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 14, 2012:

Hi Ruchira,

Anyone liking butter cookies should like these ones featured in this hub. They are both very buttery in flavor. Thanks for the votes and share.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 14, 2012:

Hi rajan jolly,

Nice to know that you will be giving these cookies a try. Thanks for the votes and share.

faith_love_hope32 on November 14, 2012:

Omg these cookies look so yummy! I'm just starting to delve into trying different cookie recipes. I'm a pro with the basics like chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, white chocolate chip and oatmeal but have yet to try anything creative and fun like what you just shared.

I'll have to check out your other cookie recipes too! I should add that an aunt of mine gave me a cookie cook book that I have yet to open. That was many moons ago, so thank you for inspiring me to bake more!

This hub came at the perfect timing for me because I was seriously just mentioning to my son the other day that I want to learn more cookie recipes. :) Thanks for sharing!

Angelo52 on November 14, 2012:

Nice set of cookie recipes. They look delicious.

Carrie L Cronkite from Maine on November 13, 2012:

This is wonderful! So many delicious recipes for Christmas, I hope I get to make all of these!

Thank you!

Ruchira from United States on November 13, 2012:

wow...the pix looks so delicious. I am sure they must be so tasty upclose and in my mouth :)

will give these a try since my kid is into macademia cookies which are 100% butter cookies.

thanks..voted up and shared across

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 13, 2012:

I love cookies so these 2 recipes have been bookmarked for referring to later. Thanks for these wonderfully clear photos and instructions, Peggy.

Voted up, interesting and shared. 5 stars for you my friend.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 12, 2012:

Hi Frank,

If you like cookies, you have hit upon a great hub with links to many family favorites. Enjoy!...and thanks for your comment.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on November 12, 2012:

Peggy a great little share I love cookies.. and i think I can handle these :) bless you

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 09, 2012:

Hi Cathy Fidelibus,

It was always a fun time baking cookies with my mother. Now I relish those memories of all the times we did our baking together. Enjoy the times spent with your children. Am sure that they look forward to it each year as much as you do. Hope they like these recipes! Save a couple for Santa! Ha! Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 09, 2012:

Hi Sherry Hewins,

Since you love cookies...you now have a bunch of them to make and sample with all of the links in this hub. Will be curious as to which ones you like best. Thanks for your votes and the share.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 09, 2012:

Hi moonlake,

I know what you mean about the pepper cookies being really good if your recipe is anything like mine. This is the time of year that I usually start thinking of making the different kinds of cookies because many of them freeze well and then can be divided up later into the tins to be given away. When we were kids, my parents would always put out a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa Claus when he would come to visit. There were just crumbs on the plate the next morning. Ha! Thanks for your comment, vote and share.

Ms. Immortal from NJ on November 09, 2012:

I am a sucker for christmas cookies. I love to make them, I love how they look on the table. Most of all, I love to eat them. It's the one time of year, I say yes to sugar, without any guilt, except for my birthday and Easter.:o)

I have fond memories of baking holiday cookies with my mother and have passed the tradition down to my children. Even though they are grown they still look forward to baking Christmas cookies with me.

Now I have some great additions. They will be so happy.

Thanks!

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on November 09, 2012:

Mmm.. Cookies! Me love cookies! Voted up, awesome and shared.

moonlake from America on November 08, 2012:

When our kids were growing up we use to make so many different kinds of cookies. Now not so many. All your recipes look really good. I like your recipe for pepper cookies I make a cookie recipe with pepper in it and they are so good. Voted up and shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 26, 2012:

Hi alocsin,

Cookies DO make a nice gift especially when they are homemade...and like you say...are good for all kinds of occasions. Thanks for your comment and votes.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on June 25, 2012:

I'm one of those folks who would be quite happy with these homemade cookies for any occassion, even for business or anniversaries. Alas, I don't get enough of them. What's also nice is the only space they end up taking is in my tummy rather than my house. Voting this Up and Useful.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 21, 2012:

Hi oliversmum,

Enjoy both cookie recipes! Happy to be able to share them with you. They do look really pretty mixed into an assortment. Thanks for your comment.

oliversmum from australia on June 21, 2012:

Peggy W. Hi. Wow both of your Recipes look and sound absolutely wonderful.

I will be trying both recipes, and as you suggest making them both together is a great idea.

We especially love pecans in just about anything.

Thanks for sharing your terrific recipes with us. Thumbs up and Awesome. :):)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 24, 2011:

Hi alipuckett,

Go ahead. At least there are no calories in eating cookies that way! Haha! Thanks for your comment.

alipuckett on December 24, 2011:

I want to eat this hub!!! Everything looks so good. You did a great job with the photos. Thanks for posting!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 18, 2011:

Hi mljdgulley354,

Wish that I could share some with you and chat over a cup of coffee. Oh well...at least you have the recipe if you are inclined to bake these cookies for the holidays or any other occasion. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 18, 2011:

Hello mandymoreno81,

You will have to give those M-M-M cookies a try. They are pretty and good. I can tell that you like cookies since you mentioned oatmeal and gingerbread ones. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy!

mljdgulley354 on December 18, 2011:

This was a great hub to run across as I catch up on my reading. I have the cup of coffee but a pecan cookie would sure taste good too. Thank you for sharing

mandymoreno81 on December 11, 2011:

The mmm good cookies looked delicious. I don't like raisins so regular old oatmeal cookies are great for me. Ginger bread ones are awesome too!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 11, 2011:

Hi Dolores,

Enjoy your Christmas cookie baking. The cookies with the maraschino cherries are good, and like you say...add a bit of color to the mix. Thanks for your comment.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on December 11, 2011:

Hi, Peggy - glad I found this one. It's almost time to start baking Christmas cookies and I always want a new recipe. I make something like the pecan fingers, but my recipe calls for (cheaper) walnuts. I like the one with the cherries. The splash of red adds that color that make for a nice variety. All the different kinds of cookies look so pretty together!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 10, 2011:

Hi judio,

She must have manipulated the cookie dough into a cresent shape instead of a finger shape. That would have been pretty. Thanks for your comment.

judio on December 09, 2011:

Your Pecan Fingers are what my mom made as "crescent rolls". They are one of my favorites

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 08, 2011:

Hi Robin,

Happy baking and thanks for sharing the recipes with others. Appreciate your comment. If you do bake the pecan fingers let me know how you like them. Be forewarned...they are rich! Merry Christmas!

Robin Edmondson from San Francisco on December 08, 2011:

Yummmmm! These cookies sound so good, Peggy. Our neighbor does a cookie basket every year; I'll pass on the recipes to her. Might have to make the pecan fingers for us though!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 07, 2011:

Hi Eddy,

Enjoy these cookies in good health and thanks for your comment.

Eiddwen from Wales on December 07, 2011:

Mmmm another recipe to bookmark.

Thanks Peggy and take care

Eddy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 07, 2011:

Hi Prasetio,

Glad that you liked the photos and instructions on these two scrumptious cookies I shared in this hub. Appreciate the comment and votes.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on December 06, 2011:

Dear, Peggy. Your photos were so mouthwatering and again...you completed this hub with step by step pictures. You are master chef and I am so happy to know this recipe from you. Well done and vote up (expect funny).

Prasetio

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 06, 2011:

Hello Reprieve26,

I baked 12 different kinds this year to make up that cookie assortment for gift purposes. Many of the varieties have now been written about in hubs...so enjoy your cookie baking. Please let me know which ones you liked best. Thanks!

HS Contino from Oregon Coast on December 06, 2011:

I'm impressed-- your tin full of assorted cookies looked great! I'm going to have to try out some of these recipes!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 06, 2011:

Hello Coolmon2009,

Thanks for leaving a comment and enjoy these scrumptious cookies when you bake them. Merry Christmas!

Coolmon2009 from Texas, USA on December 06, 2011:

Nice article and very useful with Christmas season here. I will have to try some of these cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 06, 2011:

Hi Charles,

You will be receiving some of my homemade cookies as a gift. Depending upon Bruce's schedule...it might even be today. Thanks for your comment on my hubs including this cookie hub. Appreciate it!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 06, 2011:

Hi G-Ma Johnson,

One nice thing about baking homemade scrumptious cookies is how it makes the house smell. Great! Thanks for your comment and Hugs back to you.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 06, 2011:

Hi Om,

Haha! So your "cookie monster" has been awakened, has it? At this time of year that seems to be a regular malady. Take 2 cookies and call your doctor in the morning if your symptoms persist. (Smile) Thanks for your comment.

charles criner on December 06, 2011:

Hello Peggy. Interesting piece. I don't cook but I enjoyed looking at your cookie recipe. Judging by the many responses to your article there will be a-lot of people making chocolate chip cookies. However, I will still buy my cookies for the Holidays.

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on December 05, 2011:

yummy makes me want to bake right now...:O) Hugs G-Ma

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 05, 2011:

Hi Cheryl,

Nice to know that you liked the photos and recipes for these scrumptious buttery cookies. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 05, 2011:

Hi Jamie,

Thanks for your comments and hope that you get to bake and taste these cookies this year. The clock is ticking... Ha! The cookie jars are cute, aren't they!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 05, 2011:

Hello foodlovers,

Let me know if you actually try out these cookie recipes and what you think. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 05, 2011:

Hello livelonger,

Am sure the pecan finger cookies would be equally good with walnuts. Glad that you liked these cookie recipes with pictures. Thanks for your comment.

Om Paramapoonya on December 05, 2011:

Peggy, you know what you just did? You just woke up my inner cookie monster! It had been asleep for a while, but now it's widely awake and extremely hungry. lol

Cheryl J. from Houston, TX on December 05, 2011:

Thanks for sharing all of your family's treasured cookie recipes. I will definitely make these delicious butter cookies in the near future. Your cookies are heavenly. Another great and interesting hub. Beautiful photos.

Jamie Brock from Texas on December 05, 2011:

These cookies look amazing! Thank you for sharing :)