Cookie Recipes - Brown Sugar Nut Cookies


1 c. butter, melted
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 c. finely chopped pecans
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 375°F.**
In a bowl, add melted butter, brown sugar, 3/4 cup of the pecans, and vanilla. Beat well. In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Stir flour into butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1" balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten dough slightly.
Bake for 10- 12 minutes or until firm.
Remove from cookie sheet to cool on wire racks.
OPTIONAL: In top of a double boiler or in microwave, melt chocolate chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Dip cooled cookies into melted chocolate. Let cookies set on waxed paper. **

**NOTE: Adult assistance required when using oven or using sharp kitchen tools.

This cookie would be good to serve when discussing the following books:
- Fairies of Nutfolk Wood
- Olivia Kidney

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