Pecan Sandies

2 cups butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped pecans
Additional confectioners’ sugar

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add water and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour; fold in pecans. Roll dough into a log that is 1-inch in diameter, wrap with cling-wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour. When chilled, unwrap log and slice into thick slices. Preheat oven to 300°. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake 20-25 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, dust with confectioners’ sugar. Yield: about 5 dozen.

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