Well today was the day!!! On Wednesdays, my 2 year old and I go to eat with my mother-in-law. So I baked "Praline Cookies" from the "Paula Deen Magazine". I was in such a rush I didn't even have a chance to taste the finished product before I left for her house. We ate dinner, and then broke out the cookies, a friend who was joining us took 2 bites and announced that these were the best cookies he had ever tasted!! I gave him a funny look (yea right the BEST, they may be good but honestly). My mother-in-law gave them a try, and to my surprise she agreed!!!
Now I don't know if I would say they are the BEST COOKIES EVER, but they are pretty good!!!
and really easy!!! So I thought I would pass the recipe along to my Blogger Friends.
(From Cooking With Paula Deen, March/April 2007)
1/2 C butter, softened
1 1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar
1 L egg
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 C pecans, coarsely chopped
1 C firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 C confectioners sugar
beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients (except pecans) to the mixture. Beat well. Cover and chill, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350, and lightly grease cookie sheets.
Form dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with fingers. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake 10 minutes, and cool on wire racks.
To make the icing, combine brown sugar and whipping cream in sauce pan. Bring to boil over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; beat in confectioners sugar until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.
Best Ever Cookies? I don't know. You be the judge.
Oh, and don't worry I haven't forgotten my mom. We'll be delivering hers after school!!!
Fancy that, a treasure trove of recipes going unused for all of these months!!! I'd better get cooking!!!