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
Scandinavian Pecan Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg, separated
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 375°. 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.