Cookies – Wedding, Lady Fingers, Nutty Fingers

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These nutty fingers hold a lot of memories for me.  The first road trip that I ever took with GI Joe to Dallas, Texas  I made these little sweet things to eat on the way.  That was the start of a real romance!   Almost every vacation, tennis tournament or TDY it was a given for me to make them.These little morsels of butter, flour and nuts just melt in your mouth and I am not exaggerating at all.  So  easy to make you can do it blindfolded and with one hand tied behind you. So get in the kitchen right now and put these little babies together.  Here’s  how you do it.

 

Nutty Fingers

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 Tablespoons of  powdered sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 – 1 cup chopped pecans

Mix all the ingredients together.  Shape into small balls or fingers.  Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Roll in powdered sugar.  After cooled roll in sugar again.

I can tell you these are not going to last very long on the cooling rack.  I cannot control myself and end up popping them in my mouth as I roll them in the sugar.  They are so good!!!

I took these to serve at my tennis match in these cute little foil papers, but the picture is blurry so I will not embarass myself.  Just use your imagination and think about how cute they were in those little foil papers.

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks  

Here are the pictures to guide you along:

 

Soften butter and plain flour in a mixing bowl

Soften butter and plain flour in a mixing bowl

  

Add 5 Tablespoons of powdered sugar

Add 5 Tablespoons of powdered sugar

                                                                                                                     

Add 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped pecans

Add 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped pecans

 

Mix together with wooded spoon

Mix together with wooded spoon

Shape and ready to bake

Shape and ready to bake

Out of the oven

Out of the oven

Roll in powdered sugar -  TWICE

Roll in powdered sugar - TWICE

Cool on cooling rack

Cool on cooling rack

 

 

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62 responses to “Cookies – Wedding, Lady Fingers, Nutty Fingers

  1. lailablogs

    Looks really delicious ..
    Laila .. http://lailablogs.com/

  2. Carly Hart

    It’s nice to know that such wonderful cookies can be made easily at home! These look delicious, if only we could make them in class!

  3. Jennifer Pham

    These lady fingers look very good. The recipe is easier than I thought it was. I have one question: Can we use almonds or walnuts instead of pecans? :)

  4. Mrs. Rager

    I love these cookies!

    I’d love a recipe for “filled” cookies (i.e., apple pie cookies with caramel glaze atop). I’m thinking of a cookie that thinks it is a twinkie :) Whaddya got?

  5. imari

    these look really good :))
    they look like dougnuts

    mmmmmm!

  6. Erin

    I love wedding cookies! I didn’t know they were this easy to make, or I would’ve been making them all along. I am definately going to go home and make these this week.

  7. Evan Major

    This is a good recipe for Christmas. It is one my grandmother has made for years. I remember rolling the warm cookies in powdered sugar and eating them hot.

  8. Emily

    This recipe was so easy. These are my favorite cookies. We are enjoying them for dessert tonight. :)

  9. Taylor Roddy

    these look delicious, and the powdered sugar just make them look even better :)

  10. Brooke Maryniak

    These cookies remind me of another type of cookies called Mexican wedding cakes. These seem really easy to make and delicious!

  11. shane davis

    I`ve never been to a wedding or had any of these but yours make me wanna go to one just to eat these

  12. Ashley Maryniak

    These seem delicious! I think my mom made these one time. I loved them, and they seem simple to make.

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  14. Brittany M. 1st block

    Can you use other nuts then pecan?

  15. KatyBurger

    For this recipe, you should use parchment paper instead of greasing the pan.

  16. kristin 1st

    I learned you have to roll them in powdered sugar- twice!!!

  17. Rachel Carvalho

    I didn’t know you had to roll them in sugar again after they cooled.

  18. Brett

    i learned that you have to roll them in sugar before and after they cooled

  19. Mandi 1st

    I learned that for this recipe instead of greasing the pan you should put parchment paper in the bottom of the pan.

  20. Lucinda Hertlen

    I learned that you have to roll it into the powdered sugar twice.

  21. Jessica Turner

    These look great and im glad you showed us the trick with parchment paper like you use on these so they do not stick.

  22. Nicole

    I learned that you have to shape these cookies yourself and roll them in powdered sugar twice.

  23. bethanie

    i learned you have to roll them in powdered sugar.

  24. Kateca F.

    I learned that not all cookies were difficult to make.

  25. Haley V.

    I learned that instead of only putting them in the powdered sugar one, you do it twice.

  26. Heather

    I learned that using parchment paper instead of greasing the pan is better so that they dont stick.

  27. Jessica Headen

    These seem very easy to make.

  28. avery 1st

    I didnt’t know that you could bake powdered sugar without it turning brown.

  29. ladd morgan

    I learned this is the last comment I will post and it is making me very emotional, so if I tear up, please forgive me and I will try to hold it in and let it out when I can let my tears flow freely on my nice flannel pillow case at h0me. So if you see a glimmering tear on my face, just laugh to yourself, hand me a tissue, and don’t tell anybody of my emotional insecurity! Thanks master Lupo! You are a true friend!

  30. Kayla Daniels

    I learned that powdered sugar is used make amazing wedding cookies.

  31. Kamron Munch

    These may look easy but I seriously doubt I could make them blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back! This will be my last comment in your class! Don’t forget me Momma Lupo!!

  32. taryn

    these are really pretty. are they soft ?

  33. KhaMaria Jones

    I learned they crunchy cookies…they look super soft!

  34. Mariama Jallow

    these are pretty, will you make them for my wedding! lol, i learned to roll them in the powdered sugar twice

  35. LeKeitha2nd

    I didn’t know that you have to roll powdered cookies

  36. Thomas Harris

    I learned that parchment is perfered more so than greasing the pan

  37. Chase DuCharme

    I learned that instead of greasing the pan it would be easier just to use parchment paper to prevent the cakes from sticking.

  38. Daniel Vinson

    i learned you have to give them a double dose of powdered sugar

  39. Jenna Hanson

    I learned that you should use parchment paper instead of greasing the pan.

  40. Abigail Kremer

    I would have thought putting powdered sugar on them right out of the oven, would make it melt.

  41. Mallori 2nd.

    i learned you have to roll them in powder sugar twice.

  42. alaina blackstock

    i learned that you had to roll in powdered sugar twice.

  43. Olivia Jarriel

    I learned that you should roll them twice in powdered sugar.

  44. ronda

    these cookies look great but never heard of them or saw them at a wedding

  45. BrittanyJ

    Learned you have to use parchment paper instead of greasing the pan.

  46. Austin Whiteley

    I learned that using parchment paper instead of greasing the pan is better so that they dont stick!!!

  47. kelsey reid

    i learned parchment paper is used best for these cookies.

  48. anissa g beason

    i learned to powder then twice.

  49. miya dixon 1st period

    i learned how to put butter in the dough

  50. jamal 1st pd

    I learned that you roll them in powdered sugar 2 times

  51. Savoi G.

    I learned that you have to roll the cookies in sugar again after they have cooled.

  52. Denisse

    i learned that you can roll them in the sugar after they are baked and the sugar will still stay on them!.

  53. shiya hargrow

    why does the assignment say wedding cake when this is candied bars similar to the nutter butter bars sold in stores

  54. Adam

    I learned that you basically roll these in sugar a dozen times.

  55. Leka Labat

    I learned how to put butter in the dough

  56. Andrew E.

    My mom loves this recipe!

  57. Myah Edwards(:*

    I learned that instead of greasing the pan you should use parchment paper.

  58. Kaytlyn 2nd

    i learned you can do more than one thing of powdered sugar.

  59. pacita

    These cookies bring back many memories, the ‘Lady Finger’ recipe has been passed on among southern circles 150+ yrs, a true holiday treat.

    Rather then using plain flour, regular sugar or butter, our recipe calls for cake flour, using confectioners sugar (powder sugar) in place of regular sugar and margarine. We also use less vanilla.

    Recipe yeilds 2 1/2 to 3 doz, depending on size of cookie you roll.
    Bake @ 350
    1 Box Swans Down Cake Flour
    1/2 Box Confectioners Sugar (powdered sugar)
    4 cups pecan peices (cutup)
    3 tsp (teaspoons) vanilla flavor
    1 1/2 pound margirine (soften)
    Mix;
    Cake flour, powdered sugar, vanilla flavor, margarine well (using hands). Put pecans in last. Roll & press dough in hand to make finger, place parchment paper on cookie pan, placing cookies on paper. Bake 15 minutes or until light brown. I usually let the cookies cool before rolling in the powdered sugar.

  60. Amy

    I am so glad that I found this recipe! I used to get these from a local bakery when I was little, and I LOVED them, until the bakery closed. I just made these following your recipe and they were so easy and just as delicious as I remember! Thank you so much!!

  61. rachael

    These cookies look delicious

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