Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a recipe I have not tried but found in an old (1950) cookbook called "500 Delicious Dishes From Leftovers" in response to a reques for healthy type recipes that use bread crumbs. This one sounds good and easy!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff.
- Add the sugar and the extract and mix well.
- Mix the nuts and breadcrumbs together and fold them into the eggs/sugar mixture.
- Shape into balls and place on a sprayed cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
These were good but I did find them a bit on the dry side, as Sharon123 I used walnuts in place of pecans and increased the maple extract to 1 teaspoon. Thanks ladypit!
Yum!Yum!Yum! These were light, chewy, and just a little crunchy! I did use walnuts, because pecans are $8 a lb. here right now! I didn't have maple extract so used maple syrup. Loved them! Thanks so much!
Okay, so here's what happened... I guess I had a speck of yolk in my egg whites, and they would not beat properly. So, I just added the sugar, bread crumbs and pecans (I did go easy on the pecans and actually used only about 1/3 cup because they are freakin' *expensive* here) and poured the whole mix into a 9x5 loaf pan and went ahead and baked at 350 until set. Well, let me tell you, the final result was DELICIOUS! I have these lovely sweet, chewy and crunchy (both effects come from the homemade whole wheat breadcrumbs I used), light flavored and textured and just delicious. The flavor is so impressive, I will surely try these again and try to pull them off as cookies next time.