Friday, February 14, 2014

Praline Cookies

I made these cookies last summer.  The one thing that is pretty easy to find in Texas are pecans....we even claim it as the official state tree.  So, I always have some on hand.  I saw this recipe at plainchicken-pretty basic ingredients, and it was really tasty-they really do taste like a praline cookie.  Go figure?  I've tried enough recipes out in my time to be a skeptic, but this one....I'll keep.  Pecans=Texas, but we let Louisiana borrow them (fine they have their own trees) because they make really delicious candy called pralines which are a carameling/pecany bite of heaven.  Mardi Gras is not too far off, so here's another recipe I'm adding to my collection!
Praline Cookies
Ingredients:  1/2 c. butter, 1/2 c. brown sugar (packed), 1/2 c. sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/2 c. flour, 1 1/2 t. vanilla, 1 1/2 c. chopped pecans, powdered sugar
Instructions:  Melt butter and mix all but the nuts and powdered sugar.  Add nuts.  Make into 24 balls.  Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.  Cool for two minutes and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Eat.  Repeat.
I've started a board for other Mardi Gras recipes and pins here.