This easy cookie recipe obeys the law that governs Southern desserts: If it doesn't make your teeth ache, it's not worth eating. This dessert is great anytime of year, but it's especially suitable for Mardi Gras.
- 8 (2 1/4 x 5 inch) whole graham crackers
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into chunks
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 cup pecan chips (or coarsely chopped pecan halves), preferably toasted