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Crispy Praline Cookies

Yield Makes about 2 dozen
Let the butter sit at room temperature for several hours, or soften it in the microwave at HIGH for 10 to 20 seconds (do not melt).

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl, blending well. Drop cookie dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

  2. Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute; remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

  3. Crispy Praline-Chocolate Chip Cookies: Add 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels; bake as directed.