Caramel Cookies

1/2 lb butter
1 package dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups chopped pecans
Dash salt
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup powdered sugar, optional

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in microwave. Mix sugar and butter. Cool mix. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. Add flour and baking powder. Mix well. Stir in pecans, salt and almond extract. Pour into greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pap. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Cool. Top with powdered sugar.

Serves 24.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana