Source: Groves, Texas Chamber of Commerce (Pecan Festival is held in Groves every year)
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups uncooked oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup fruit preserves (a mix of red and yellow
fruit preserves works well
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until fluffy. Combine oats and flour and stir into butter/sugar mixture. Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Place 2 portions on opposite corners of a large, un-greased cookie sheet; press each into a circle about 1/8-inch thick, and press 1/2 inch of the outer edges with the tines of a fork. Repeat with other two portions.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from over and spread preserves in center of each circle; sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet, then cut each circle into 8 wedges. Cool completely before serving.