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Wax Cookies

Yield about 2 dozen


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan; add sugar, stirring until well blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl; add to sugar mixture, stirring well. Stir in pecans. Pour batter into a greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely, and cut into 2-inch squares.

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