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Scandinavian Pecan Cookies

 Scandinavian Pecan Cookies
We enjoyed these rich, buttery cookies at a bed-and-breakfast in Galena, Illinois, and the hostess was kind enough to share her simple recipe. The pretty nut-topped treats are so special you could give a home-baked batch as a gift. —Laurie Knoke DeKalb, Illinois
30 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg yolk. Gradually add flour until blended.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. In a small bowl, beat egg white. Dip balls
  • in egg white, then roll in pecans. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased
  • baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 375° for 8-12 minutes
  • or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to
  • cool on wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 121 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.