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Friday, January 22, 2010

Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

This is a recipe I came up while playing around with another recipe and it turned out to be excellent!   It is another big favorite at work, with folks fighting over them when I bring them in.   While I think pecans are the perfect nut for this, you may want to try substituting something else.   Enjoy!

3/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup broken pecan pieces

Cream the butter and two sugars until fluffy.   Beat in the egg and vanilla.    Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well.    Taking about 2 tbsp. of dough, roll into a ball and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.   Bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.   Cookies will puff into a little ball and when done will look dry and just barely starting to color around edges.     Allow to cool on the cookie sheet a few minutes before removing to finish cooling on a rack.   Makes about 2 dozen cookies.   You can made them smaller if you wish and the baking time would be slightly less.