I enter a holiday cookie contest every year. I've tried to create my own original recipes but it's not always easy. The contest doesn't require that the recipes be original, but I found it to be challenging and rewarding if they are.
This is not an original recipe and not really worthy of a contest, but it's still a great cookie.
It's a thin cookie. It's a simple cookie and since it has pecans, I consider it to be a Texas cookie!
Everything in Texas is better with either pecans or jalapenos!
1 1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar , divided
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C ( 1 stick) butter
1 1/4 C flour
1 C finely chopped pecans
In a sauce pan, bring 1/2 C sugar and 1/2 C water to a boil and boil for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter.
Let it stand until the butter melts.
Add remaining sugar, flour and pecans, mixing well after each is added.
Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour. The dough should be thick.
Use a cookie scoop (about a TBS of dough) drop onto a cookie sheet lined with either Silpat or Parchment Paper about 2" apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 9 minutes.
Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Peace in the Kitchen!