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Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Border Grill - Mandalay Bay

Border Grill Pajas

Makes 20 to 24 cookies

1 cup pecan halves
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate or chocolate morsels
7 ounces canned, sweetened condensed milk

Preheat the oven to 325° F.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or use a nonstick pan.

Toss the pecans in the melted butter to evenly coat. Spread the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden and aromatic. Set aside to cool, and then roughly chop. Place the chopped pecans and remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until moistened.

Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter for each cookie onto the lined cookie sheet and gently flatten to circles of about 2 1/4 inches in diameter. (These cookies do not spread.)

Bake 10 minutes or until the coconut turns very pale golden, being careful not to over brown. Transfer to racks to cool.

Copyright © 2005, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

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