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Frosted Pecan Dainties                                          Grandma Petersen (Lil)                                  

1 cup butter                                          1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt                                          2 cups sifted flour

 

Cream butter, sugar and salt.  Add flour.  Blend well.  Shape into 2 rolls 1 1/2" in diameter.  Refrigerate several hours or overnight.  Cut into 1/4" slices.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees about 15 minutes (until lightly browned).  Frost with Browned Butter Frosting.

 

Frosting

2 Tablespoons butter                                           1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 Tablespoon hot water                                          Cream

 

Brown butter in a saucepan.  (Watch carefully).  Remove from heat.  Add powdered sugar and hot water.  Stir until smooth.  Add enough cream to make frosting of spreading consistency.  Add

more cream if frosting thickens.  Frost cookies.  Sprinkle with chopped pecans or other colored sugars or decorations.  Makes 7 dozen 1 1/2" cookies.