Pecan Pie Cookies

One of Rich's favorite desserts is pecan pie.  So I saw this recipe and knew I had to make it.  They turned out really really yummy and were not as much work as I thought they would be. Try them!

Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe

1 cup  packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder

1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Prep cookie sheets wiht silpats or parchment paper
2. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until creamed
3. add egg and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour and baking powder and mix until combined
4. Mix filling ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.
5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart. Make thumbrints with your thumb
6. add a teaspoon of filling into the center of the thumbprints
7. Bake for 8-10min rotating halfway through until lightly browned
8. cool on cookie sheet for 2min and remove and continue cooling on cooling rack