• Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Combine flour, pecans and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Shape into two 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For filling, heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until golden brown. Remove from the heat; add confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough cream to achieve spreading consistency. Spread on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.