I omitted the pecans since I made it for relatives & someone is allergic to nuts. I had to add a lot of extra flour because the dough was very sticky, and YES I had it in the fridge for over an hour. I rolled half batch in green sprinkles & half batch in red sprinkles. They looked PERFECT for a Christmas gathering! They were soft, moist, & very, very, VERY good! I would definitely make this again.