Sugar Diamonds Recipe
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Sugar Diamonds Recipe

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Admits Gladys De Boer, field editor from Castleford, Idaho, "I don't have patience for decorating, so I look for tasty recipes with interesting shapes and textures, like this cookie."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 105 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Spoon into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cover dough with plastic wrap and press evenly into pan; remove wrap.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg white until foamy; brush over dough. Sprinkle with pecans.
  4. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 1-1/2-in. diamond shapes while warm. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Sugar Diamonds in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p12

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scholten User ID: 292585 9470
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"These are wonderful! I have searched for this recipe for a long time. It's a Dutch recipe and in Holland would be called "Jan Hagel Cookies"."

dzm388 User ID: 724894 3154
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"Easy and yummy. Needed 10 extra minutes to crisp up. This is going straight to the Christmas cookie hall of fame. Thanks for sharing!"

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