Recipe from my friend Cynthia
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
2 cups flour
2 cups chopped pecans
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar, for rolling cookies
Preheat oven to 325º.
Cream butter, then add sugar, vanilla and water. Mix again. Stir flour and salt into mixture. Add pecans and mix thoroughly.
Form tablespoon sized balls of dough into balls. Bake for about 18 minutes or till lightly browned. Roll in powdered sugar while warm.