RV Recipe: Pecan Dreams Cookies

By:  Kelly Barnett

26th Nov, 17

How fitting that National Cookie Day is just a few weeks before the Christmas Cookie season begins. For what it's worth, National Cake Day is also observed on November 26th.

Cookies come in all kinds of flavors, shapes and sizes and have been part of our American heritage since the 17th century. While today's most popular cookies likely include, chocolate chip, peanut butter and Oreos, way back then, the most popular cookies were macaroons and gingerbread.

National Cookie day is a fun day set aside to bake cookies with friends and/or family, drop off a plate of cookies to an elderly neighbor or just enjoy a couple of your favorite cookies with a big ol' glass of milk. Whatever, way you choose to celebrate, have fun!

By the way, Cookie Monster from the famed Sesame Street TV show declared National Cookie Day back in the 1980s, although there was no date attached to it at that time.

This is a recipe that my mom made for the holidays and is an easy one to make in an RV kitchen as it doesn't require much space, no rolling out and cutting and just one bowl.The cookie is light, airy and flavorful and of course easy to make – MY kind of baking!

Pecan Dreams


  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (plus some for rolling)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 cup chopped pecans


Cream the butter and sugar until smooth.

Add the vanilla, flour & pecans.Mix until well incorporated.

Roll dough into balls (my mom always made crescents).

Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.

Allow the cookies to cool slightly, on the baking pan (3 or 4 minutes) and then roll thoroughly in powdered sugar.

*Kelly Barnett (2PSNAPOD) is a paid contributor to HeartlandRV's blog. All opinions expressed are her own.*

Kelly Barnett

Kelly Barnett

RV There Yet Chronicles

My husband, Michael, and I have been living fulltime in our 2011 Landmark Key Largo since April of 2011 and LOVE every minute of it. 

When Michael retired from the US Army in October of 2012 (after 29 years of service) we hit the road and haven’t looked back. 

We usually work in the south Texas oilfields in the winter and spend time with our two sons and their families in the summer. We travel and sight-see as much and often as possible.