Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a family recipe posted at the request of a Zaar member.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add flour and salt; mix well.
  5. Drop dough (the size of a marble) on greased cookie sheets leaving quite a large space between each.
  6. Press a pecan in the center of each.
  7. Bake 14 to 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

EXCELLENT, just like the recipe I lost from my mother. A light and delicate cookie. Perfect with tea. I make mine larger than "marble" size. My mother never made them with pecans, so my preference is biased toward no nuts -- you cannot mess with childhood memories! :-)

Kathy( April 29, 2002

Excellant Recipe! Finally, I can enjoy Brown Edge Wafers again. Per the recipe, these cookies came out about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) in diameter and about 1/3 inch (1 cm) thick. I learned to love these cookies via the store-bought version that Nabisco used to sell, which were larger in diameter and a little thiner. To emulate them, I made mine using 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls of dough which I flattened to 1/4 inch (baking time was the same). It made about 45 cookies. I also increased the vanilla to 1 1/2 tsp... just because I LOVE vanilla. I didn't have any pecans, so I left them out.

DaveB123 January 11, 2004

Excellent recipe! This was a family favorite for generations, but the recipe died with my great aunt. I made them this year to surprise my family and they were a definite hit! I agree that the pecan is totally unnecessary -- this is a pure food and should not be adulterated :0) Also, I made my second batch a bit larger than called for in this recipe. This allows for more contrast with the buttery-yellow centers and the crispy brond edges. A definite must-make for the holidays!

zose January 03, 2004

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