Saturday, June 27, 2015

Caramel Nut Overnight Cookies

This recipe was given to me by Karen.

These soft cookies have a sweet caramel flavor with crunchy pecans. This would make great drop cookies too. If making overnight cookies I recommend using butter as the margarine just doesn’t allow the cookies to get hard enough to slice. If you don’t like pecans try mini-chocolate chips instead. -

makes: 5-6 dozen

½ cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup pecans

Mix margarine, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Blend in nuts. Form into two rolls about 2" in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and chill overnight. The next day heat oven to 400F. Cut into slices ⅛" thick and place on ungreased baking sheet 1" apart. Bake 8-10 minutes until cookies are set but not hard.