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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups 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. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 127 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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