This was a staple in my very Southern grandmother's kitchen. Whenever I would visit we would make these together. The best part (other than the eating!) was being allowed to chop the pecans with an old fashioned nut chopper. What a thrill!
I miss her dearly and thinking about her always conjures up memories of rose perfume, drinking Co-Cola out of silver mint julep cups, and these cookies. —pruett_cunningham