15 September 2012

Pecan Praline Cookies

1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp powder
1/4 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup slight softened butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla

Toast nuts In preheated to 325 oven for 8-10 minutes, cool. Butter a plate or dish.

In small pot, mix sugar and 2 tablespoons water over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, swirling to help dissolve.  Cover and boil 2 minutes, then uncover and cook 2 or a bit more minutes till syrup thickens a bit and turns amber.  Add toasted pecans and stir, then dump on buttered dish.  Cool and break into small pieces.

375, greased cookie sheet

Mix dry.  Beat butter till fluffy, then add sugars, egg, and vanilla and beat. Add half of dry and mix, then add rest. Save 1/3 cup nuts and is the rest in.  1 inch balls, dip in nuts, 2 inches apart. 10-11 minutes. Sit 2 minutes and transfer.

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