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Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe
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Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe

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When my daughter was a teen, these cookies earned her two blue ribbons from two county fairs. Then a few years ago, her own daughter took home a blue ribbon for the same cookie. Needless to say, these mouthwatering morsels are real winners!—Martha Thefield, Cedartown, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

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

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 233 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 208 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Dip pecan halves in egg white, then gently press one into each ball.
  4. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Originally published as Butter Pecan Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p61

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 233 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 208 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"These cookies are amazing, one of our favorites. My husband often asks me to make them and they have gotten loads of compliments from his co-workers. I didn't have any of the issues some of the reviewers had and followed the recipe exact."

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"Great taste, but when I added the flour to the mixture the consistency was mealy. I had to add about 2 tablespoons of milk to make it come together. Is there something missing in this recipe?"

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Nice."

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Wwl
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"I made theses cookies they were good, soft but dry any suggestions?less or more of something?"

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"These tasted great! my family loved them, the only problem i ran into is i ran out of chopped pecans way before i ran out of the dough so i just made some without! :) definately would recommend these for anyone to make"

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