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Butter Pecan Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Author Tammilee Tips

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Instructions

  • pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Toast chopped pecans with 1 tbsp butter in a baking pan at 325 degrees for 5-7 minutes, set aside to cool
  • Cream brown sugar and 1 cup of butter until light and fluffy, beat in egg yolk and vanilla
  • Gradually add in flour, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in toasted pecans, pressing nuts into the dough
  • Beat egg whites until foamy, dip pecan halves in egg whites and press into each cookie ball
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes