Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ginger Pecan Chews

½ C sugar
½ C butter, softened
½ C molasses
½ C chopped crystallized ginger
1 egg
2 C flour
1 t ground ginger
½ t baking soda
½ t salt
½ C chopped pecans
Some pecan halves for decorating the top of each cookie

Cream butter and sugar. Add the molasses, crystallized ginger and egg and mix well.

Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

Shape heaping tablespoonfuls into balls and gently press pecan half on top of each cookie.

Bake 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.