Brown-Eyed Susans II Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ½ cup butter
<br>- ½ cup margarine
<br>- ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
<br>- 2 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 cup chopped pecans
<br>- 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
<br>- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
<br>- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 3 tablespoons hot water
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
<br>step 2: In a medium bowl, cream the butter, margarine and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour and mix until just blended. Do not overmix.
<br>step 3: Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart into prepared cookie sheets. Make a slight indentation in the center. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be lightly browned. Cool slightly and frost the center of each cookie.
<br>step 4: To make the icing, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla in a small bowl. Stir in the hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle the icing from the tip of a knife or spoon onto the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies time to set up before serving.
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Ingredients
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup margarine
- ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons hot water

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
step 2: In a medium bowl, cream the butter, margarine and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour and mix until just blended. Do not overmix.
step 3: Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart into prepared cookie sheets. Make a slight indentation in the center. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be lightly browned. Cool slightly and frost the center of each cookie.
step 4: To make the icing, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla in a small bowl. Stir in the hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle the icing from the tip of a knife or spoon onto the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies time to set up before serving.

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