Pecan cookies

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  • 2 sticks unsalted butter + 2 tablespoons more
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Soften two sticks of butter, and cream the butter with the sugar.

Stir in the vanilla extract and the condensed milk.

Sift the flour. Stir the flour, baking powder and salt into the dough.

Stir in the pecans.

Grease a baking sheet with the remaining butter.

Spoon the dough on, about 3 tablespoons at a time, about 2" apart. Press each cookie flat (about half it's original height) with the back of a forrk.

Bake each for 12 to 15 minutes.

Let stand on cookie sheet for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Finish cooling on wire rack.

Serves: about 3 dozen cookies

Preparation time: ~60 minutes