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Crisp Pecan Rounds

 Crisp Pecan Rounds
I adapted an old recipe to produce these lightly sweet cookies. They have a wonderful cinnamon and nutmeg flavor that makes them a favorite at our house for the holidays.
21 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in syrup. Add pecans.
  • Shape into a 12-in. roll; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4
  • hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased
  • baking sheets.

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Crisp Pecan Rounds (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • For glaze, beat egg yolk and water. For topping, combine sugar and
  • cinnamon. Brush glaze over cookies and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 127 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.