Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pecan Chews

Pecan Chews
From: taxi78cab
Source: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Can cut this recipe in 1/2 although I found that they aren't as chewy for some reason. Go ahead... make the whole recipe and put some in the freezer. Or treat your coworkers. I find that our IT staff is a lot more responsive to my requests than to other people's since I started bribing them with food!

1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
3 cups brown sugar*
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp vanilla
2 cups finely chopped pecans
4 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream together butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and mix. Add salt, soda, vanilla and nuts. Mix well. Add flour and mix until flour is thoroughly distributed.

Form dough into balls about the size of a walnut with fingers. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Press down slightly with a fork.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 min.

*Brown sugar can be made with 3 cups white sugar and 1/8 cup molasses.

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