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Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Belle Colassaco
Added: Sunday, September 4, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 3/4 cups chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon plus 1 cup butter, softened, divided
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 egg, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup pecan halves

Directions:
Directions:
Place chopped pecans and 1 tablespoon butter in a baking pan. Bake at 325 for 5-7 minutes or until toasted and browned, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, cream brown sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in toasted pecans, pressing nuts into dough. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Beat egg white until foamy. Dip pecan halves in egg white, then gently press one into each ball. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 4 dozen

 

 

 

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