Happy Friday! You might be thinking this post is a little late today, but that is because we kicked off Christmas today with our first of four Christmas parties we will need to attend this year, yup you heard me four! Since most of our family lives within traveling distance, it is nice to get to spend the holidays with them all. The Christmas party we went to tonight had some relatives visiting from the fine state of Louisiana. They have a son and he really likes elephants, so Mr. Pea found the cutest most cuddly elephant I ever did see (I even had a hard time giving him up he was so cute). And I have got to tell you the reaction on his face when he opened up that gift was priceless! I am telling you he screamed with joy he was so excited, it warmed my heart to know we had got him a gift he really liked. Have you ever got a gift you were so excited for you screamed with joy, oh to be a kid again. I thought it would be fitting to share this next cookie with you, because they are called Pralines, no they are not the Southern kind of praline, but these are simple pralines. They are a thin crispy cookie spread wit h a thin layer of chocolate. Enjoy!
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1-1/4 cup uncooked oats (quick)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350o.
Mix oats, sugar, baking powder and pecans together in large bowl.
Add butter, egg and vanilla to oatmeal mixture. Mix well.
Drop teaspoonfuls of batter onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets and flatten each cookie, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie.
Bake until edges turn golden, about 8 to 12 minutes.
Let rest on sheets for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack.
Spread melted chocolate on back side of cookie.