Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the noodles and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove and drain. Toss the noodles with the butter. Combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, sugar, milk, eggs, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and mix well. Fold in the noodles. Pour the mixture into a buttered 9 by 13 - inch pan. Combine the brown sugar, pecan pieces and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle the mixture evenly on top of the egg mixture. Bake for about 1 hour or until the pudding is set. Remove from the oven and cool before serving.
Yield: 12 servings