I hope everyone had a good Labor Day holiday. I spent my three day weekend going home to visit my parents in the Bay Area. Usually when I go home, I bake my parents some desserts that I think they might like.
I didn't have much time this week for baking and I ran out of eggs. So one of the things I decided to make were pecan pralines. These cookies look cute and are easy to make and don't require any eggs.
I was able to whip these up the morning before my flight.
The cookies have a mildly sweet, buttery crunch to them. I love how the pecan in the middle of the cookie looks.
Pecan Pralines (adapted from Cooking on the Side)
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup pecan halves
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Cream together butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Mix well. Chill dough 30 minutes.
3. Form dough into 1-inch diameter round balls. Place on ungreased
cookie sheets. Place a pecan half in the center of each ball. Press
down lightly. Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.