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Sugar Diamonds Recipe

Sugar Diamonds Recipe

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. YIELD:36 servings


  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), 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


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. 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. In another mixing bowl, beat egg white until foamy; brush over dough. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes. Cut into 1-1/2-in. diamond shapes while warm. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional 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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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"."

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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