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Butter Pecan Nuggets

Grumpy's Honey Bunch


  • 3/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4-5 teaspoons half and half or cream or milk
  • colored or clear sugars


  1. Spread pecans in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Toast in a 325 oven for about 12-15 minutes or til golden. Remove and cool.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Heat and stir til butter is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool.
  3. Stir in flour til well mixed. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Press a toasted pecan half into each ball and enclose nut in dough to form an oval. Place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or til done. Remove and cool.
  4. Stir together powdered sugar, almond extract and enough cream or milk to make of drizzling consistency. Place frosting in decorating bag and cut at the very tip to make a small hole. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Yield: 40 nuggets.