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Scandinavian Pecan Cookies Recipe

Scandinavian Pecan Cookies Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and egg yolk. Gradually add flour.
  • 2. 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. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4-5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 121 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"Someone brought these to school. They were so good! Best of all only 5 ingredients. Definitely delicious!"

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