Mrs. Dole's Pecan Roll Cookies

Mrs. Dole's Pecan Roll Cookies
Yield: 45 servings

1 c Margarine; room temp
1/4 c Powdered sugar plus more
For coating baked cookies
1 tb Cold water
1 ts Vanilla
2 c All-purpose flour
2 c Pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Grease baking sheet. In medium bowl with mixer on medium speed, beat together margarine and 1/4 cup powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in water and vanilla. On low speed, gradually beat in flour. Mix in pecans with a wooden spoon or by hand. With floured hands, roll 2 teaspoons dough for each cookie into a datelike shape. Place cookies on greased baking sheet. Score top of each cookie lengthwise with knife. Bake 45 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm. Yield: 3 3/4 dozen cookies.