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3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Frosting of choice, optional
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2-in.-deep indentation in the center of each ball. Combine filling ingredients; spoon into indentations.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. If desired, top with frosting.
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