2 sticks butter, unsalted (1/2 lb., softened)

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar, granulated

1 cup confectioner's sugar (sifted)

2 eggs (large)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups flour, all purpose (500 gr.)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups pecans (chopped)

1/2 cup sugar, granulated (for decoration)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, 1 cup white sugar and confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in remaining white sugar.

Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto un~greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden.

Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

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