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Pecan Puffs Recipe
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Pecan Puffs Recipe

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I just had to share my mom's recipe for these drop cookies. The light-as-a-cloud taste is simply heavenly.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 95 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar, beating until stiff peaks form, about 5-8 minutes. Fold in vanilla and pecans. Drop by well-rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 225° for 50-55 minutes or until firm to the touch. Store in airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Puffs in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 95 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

I love this recipe, but I did have to modify it after a disastrous first round. I added 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, decreased the brown sugar to 1/2 cup, and added 3 tablespoons of white sugar. This time, they came out perfect!

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