February 24, 2011

Brown Sugar Chewies

Do you see my favorite word in these cookies?  BROWN SUGAR!  Yummy

1/4 cup butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 8 inch square pan with vegetable oil.  In a small saucepan, melt the butter.  Turn off the heat, add the brown sugar and stir until smooth.  Sitr in the egg.  Sift togeher the flour and baking powder and stir into the brown sugar mixture.  Add the vanilla and pecans.  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.  When cool, dust the top with confectioners' sugar.  After cutting into squares, remove from the pan and store in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid.

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