In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the softened butter and brown sugar until well blended.Stir the vanilla and egg into the butter mixture until combined.
Add the flour and baking soda. Stir mixture until completely combined.
Add in the toasted, cooled pecans. Mix well until all ingredients have been incorporated..
Shape the dough into 1" sized balls, by rolling them between both of your hands.
Put the dough balls onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart (dough will spread).
Flatten each dough ball by using the bottom of a drinking glass, dipped in sugar. Repeat for each dough ball.
Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes (mine took 9). Make sure the edges are crispy and golden brown before removing from oven. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove them to wire racks, to finish cooling.
Butter Pecan Crisps
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 84Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.