Dear readers, I know you have come for the delicious cookie recipe below, but bear with me for a minute. As a college student, I pay to have ideas and facts constantly put into my head- I'm paying to have the opportunity to think all the time, and discover the world around me. So as I'm sitting here thinking oh so philosophically (with a brownie in hand) (sorry that recipe comes later), I have decided that living in this country and having the opportunity to go to college and learn more about the world (even if i'm paying to do so) is probably one of the most awesome things, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to get a college education.
Just thought yall should know.
(However, just because I'm full-time thinking, does not in any way mean I'm a full-time grammar-law abider.) (It also does not mean I'm full-time thinking about school. Sometimes I'm just thinkin about the brownie in my hand) (Or about Harrison Ford).
Now on to Pecan Thumbprints!! One of my favorite cookies. Thank You Gram!!
Pecan Thumbprints are a a little, round, brown-sugar type cookie, covered in pecans, baked until soft and delicious, and filled with a drop of powdered sugar frosting- tinted any color your sweet, cookie-loving heart desires.
Pecan Thumbprints via my Grandma Judy
2 cups butter (I know. But its worth it)
1 cup brown sugar
4 egg yolks (save the whites)
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 cups finely chopped pecans
1) Beat together the butter, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla. Add salt. Stir in flour.
2) Shape into walnut-sized balls, roll in egg white and dip in pecans. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
3) Bake at 375 for 5 minutes. Take a thumb, spoon (or any untensil of your choice that will do the job) and make an impression into cookie. Bake for another 8 minutes. Fill with Frosting.
Powdered Sugar Frosting
1 cup powdered sugar
2-4 Tablespoons (or so) water
food coloring of your choice
1) Mix all together until a thick, icing like texture forms.