Butter Pecan Cookies 05 Dec 11

1 cup butter at room temperature
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
pecan halves

Cream butter and sugar; beat in vanilla, egg yolk and salt. Add flour and mix well. Form into balls and place on cookie sheet. Press criss-cross with fork and top with pecan half. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.