1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Brown sugar frosting (recipe below)
Extra pecans for garnish
Beat butter with electric mixer until creamy. Gradually blend in the sugars. Add the egg and vanilla extract; beat well.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the chopped pecans. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool and frost with the following frosting.
Brown Sugar Frosting:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup half and half cream
1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar and cream; cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture boils. Boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the butter. Add powdered sugar and mix on medium speed of electric mixer until smooth.
Spread icing on the baked cookies and top with a pecan half or pecan crumbs for garnish.