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Cookies - Butter Pecan Cookies


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  • 1-3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbls. + 1 cup soften butter (divided)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup pecan halves



Step 1

Placed chopped pecans and 1 Tbls. butter in baking pan. Bake at 325 for 5-7 minutes or until toasted and brown, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.
In large bowl, cream brown sugar with remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for one hour or until easy to handle (NOT OVERNIGHT!).
Roll into 1” balls and roll in toasted pecans pressing nuts into dough. Place 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Beat egg white until foamy. Dip pecan halves in egg white then gently press one into each ball pressing down slightly.
Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

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