When is a cookie not just a cookie? When it's really more of a sweet and nutty circle of scrumptiousness. That's what these Pecan Meltaways are.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
1-1/2 cups pecan halves, divided
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Reserve 36 of the pecan halves for garnish; finely chop remaining pecans.
Beat margarine and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Blend in flour, chopped pecans, vanilla and salt. Shape dough into 36 balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets; flatten with floured glass. Press 1 pecan half into center of each cookie.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove from baking sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Use a food processor to quickly chop the pecans.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 3 dozen cookies or 18 servings, 2 cookies each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.