Sunday, July 4, 2010
Cookie #21 - Alabama Butter Pecan
For Alabama, I've used the state nut: pecan. The result is a rich, buttery, pecan cookie. I, unfortunately, was not able to taste test these as I am allergic to pecans. My trusted taste testers insured me they were yummy.
Alabama Butter Pecan
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Cream butter and brown sugar. Mix in egg until well blended.
Add flour and salt until well blended. Stir in pecans. Cover and refrigerate for about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll one inch pieces of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.