Cream butter and brown sugar; stir in vanilla. Gradually work in flour. Mixture will be crumbly. Add chopped pecans and work into dough. Pinch off dough and roll in hands to form balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place on greased baking sheets; bake pecan cookies at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes, until firm and browned on bottoms. If desired, roll pecan cookies in confectioners' sugar while still warm. Makes about 4 dozen pecan praline cookies.
re: Xmas party cookies(Posted by NoSaint on 12/5/12 at 8:25 pm to Bama54)
That my friend is exactly the type of thing I was hoping for. I love to cook but don't often bake and signed up late for a dish at this - so I need something a bit off the beaten track, but mainstream enough for a group that's going to have about 4 varieties of "shrimps pasta" (yes, written more than once) and 3 sandwich trays on the sign up sheet (it's at work, so a decent size but apparently non-culinary group).
I'm figuring it'll be easy to do volume, and bake a day ahead if I do cookies.
I was also debating other types of finger food desserts..... in case someone is holding out their amazing idea cause its not a cookie.
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re: Xmas party cookies(Posted by Bama54 on 12/5/12 at 9:15 pm to NoSaint)
Miniature key lime pies are good. Use the recipe on Nellie and Joes' Key Lime juice. Buy the miniature graham cracker crust. Top with a dollop of Whipped cream, Easy and delicious and good with seafood.