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Butter Pecan Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Author: Tammilee
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
  1. pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Toast chopped pecans with 1 tbsp butter in a baking pan at 325 degrees for 5-7 minutes, set aside to cool
  3. Cream brown sugar and 1 cup of butter until light and fluffy, beat in egg yolk and vanilla
  4. Gradually add in flour, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in toasted pecans, pressing nuts into the dough
  6. Beat egg whites until foamy, dip pecan halves in egg whites and press into each cookie ball
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes