Pecan Praline Cookies

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These yummy, buttery, brown-sugar pecan cookies are a favorite for holiday baking. For variety, make half of them with the powdered sugar coating and then roll the other half in cinnamon sugar.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 45 minutes

Makes: 60

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light. Stir in vanilla, and then stir in flour. Using your hands, mix in chopped pecans. The dough will be crumbly.
  • Shape dough into small balls about 1" in diameter. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15–20 minutes until cookies are firm and lightly browned on bottoms. Let cool slightly, and then gently roll in powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.