1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and cornstarch. Add chocolate and pecans.
2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with palm of hand.
3. Bake at 350°F (180 C) for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire rack. Dust lightly with icing sugar sprinkled through a sieve if desired.
Makes 5 dozen cookies.
Date: November 11, 2004