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       Title: 1989 1st Place: Melt Aways
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 30 servings
  
       1 c  Unsalted softened butter
     1/2 c  Sifted confectioners' sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
   2 1/4 c  Sifted cake flour
     1/4 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Chopped pecans
            Confectioners' sugar
  
     Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 7 minutes per batch
   
      1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Combine butter, confectioners' sugar and
     vanilla in mixing bowl.
   
      2. Sift flour and salt together and gradually stir into butter
     mixture. Stir in chopped pecans.
   
      3. Drop by heaping teaspoonsful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake
     until peaks are very light brown, about 7 minutes. Transfer to
     cooling rack. While still warm (but not hot), use a sifter to
     sprinkle generously with confectioners' sugar.
   
      This 1989 first-place recipe comes from Chris Merrill of Elk Grove
     Village. The cookies are slightly sweet and very buttery, so they
     melt in your mouth. from the Chicago Tribune second annual Food Guide
     Holiday Cookie Contest December 14, 1989
  
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