Apple Butter Beauties Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ½ cup unsalted butter
<br>- 1  egg yolk
<br>- 1 cup chopped pecans
<br>- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- ½ cup white sugar
<br>- 1 cup all-purpose flour
<br>- ½ cup toasted wheat germ
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- ⅓ cup apple butter
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
<br>step 2: Cream the butter with the yolk and vanilla.
<br>step 3: Place the sugar and the pecans in a food processor and grind to a fine texture. Add the wheat germ, flour, and the salt and process again just to mix. Add the pecan mixture to the butter mixture.
<br>step 4: Roll this dough into balls a little more than 1 inch in diameter. Place on ungreased sheets about 2 inches apart. Using your thumb, make a dent in the top of each ball.
<br>step 5: Bake until a little brown , 15-20 minutes.  When they come from the oven, use a spoon or another tool to open the dent you made ( it tends to close during baking). Let rest on the sheet for about 4 minutes and then remove to a rack. Cool completely. Spoon the apple butter into the indents and serve.
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Ingredients
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup toasted wheat germ
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup apple butter

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: Cream the butter with the yolk and vanilla.
step 3: Place the sugar and the pecans in a food processor and grind to a fine texture. Add the wheat germ, flour, and the salt and process again just to mix. Add the pecan mixture to the butter mixture.
step 4: Roll this dough into balls a little more than 1 inch in diameter. Place on ungreased sheets about 2 inches apart. Using your thumb, make a dent in the top of each ball.
step 5: Bake until a little brown , 15-20 minutes. When they come from the oven, use a spoon or another tool to open the dent you made ( it tends to close during baking). Let rest on the sheet for about 4 minutes and then remove to a rack. Cool completely. Spoon the apple butter into the indents and serve.

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