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Sugar Diamonds

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


about 6 dozen

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."


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


  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 15x10x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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