Got to Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Butter Fingers

My MaMa (Willa McCauley) always made these for Christmas.  I remember going on the back porch and opening that tin to see those deliciously sweet cookies. Don’t over bake them. You want them to be a light cream color and slightly golden brown on the ends.

Servings: 65
Cook Time: Prep Time: 20 minutes; Total Time: 40 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: Pecans

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lb. butter (margarine)
Tbsp. powdered sugar
cups flour (plain)
cup chopped nuts pecans (or other)


Preheat oven to 350.

Cream the butter until fluffy and gradually add the sugar, then add the flour and nuts.

Shape into bars like fingers, the size of an index.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Roll the bars in powdered sugar while still warm.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.