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Rich Butter Pecan Cookies

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“The taste is similar to a pound cake! Rich and buttery! For successful taste use only butter - no substitutes. A pretty cookie which is topped with chopped pecans. Our family has always used this recipe for parties, weddings, and holidays. It is different from the normal cookies and therefore, everyone asks for the recipe. It also makes a pretty presentation on a Christmas cookie tray.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Separate white of egg from yolk and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg yolk with water and add to creamed butter mixture. Add vanilla, flour and salt.
  3. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Patting dough with hands, thinly spread onto cookie sheet, covering only a three-fourth area of the sheet.
  4. Cut white of egg to keep it from being too stringy and smear over top of batter by hand. Sprinkle finely chopped pecans on top and press inches.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned on edges. Do not overcook. When cool, cut into squares.

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