Vanilla Pecan Wafers

  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ pecan piece for center of each cookie

Preheat oven to 350º. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and flour. Add water and vanilla. Drop teaspoons of dough far apart on a cookie sheet (approximately 6 cookies to a sheet). Spread dough very thin, about 3 inches in diameter. Place pecan in center. Bake on middle rack in oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack. Yield: 2 dozen.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.