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Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter Pecan CookiesWhen my daughter was a teen, these butter pecan cookies earned her two blue ribbons…

Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookies

Ingredients

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

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 large bowl, cream brown sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.

Gradually add flour and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Roll into 1-in.

balls, then roll in toasted pecans, pressing nuts into dough.

Place 2 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Beat egg white until foamy.

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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.

Nutrition Facts 2 each:

  • 233 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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