Georgia Pecan Balls

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by mollypaul

Delicate little morsels from the Southern chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947

Top Review by gone golfing

These are delicious!! I made 2 batches, the first looked like granola patties and that wasn't the look I was going for! For the second batch, I chopped the pecans very fine, and used panko crumbs, and actually ran them through the chopper as well. Instead of using a dark demerara brown sugar, I used a very fine brown sugar. These turned out to be beautifully round chewy cookies. I also reduced the cooking time to 15 minutes, as these were smaller cookies and didn't need as much time in the oven. As to cookgirl's problem, I think you may not have beaten your egg whites enough. I used an electric hand whip in a small jar, beating the whites for about 5 minutes to get the proper consistency.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs (very fine)
  • 18 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and lightly grease baking sheet.
  2. Beat egg whites stiff; add sugar and flavoring.
  3. Combine nuts, crumbs and salt; fold gently into egg whites.
  4. Shape into small balls, place on prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes.

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