Total Time
12hrs 10mins
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 10 mins

A wonderful, old-timey cookie wonderful with icy cold milk or a cup of hot tea. From the Pennsylvania Dutch chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, salt and sugar together.
  2. Add flour gradually, working it in well.
  3. Add beaten eggs and mix thoroughly.
  4. Cover and chill overnight.
  5. Roll out thinly on a lightly floured board.
  6. Cut into rounds; brush with egg white, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar; press a pecan half into center of each cookie.
  7. Bake at 350F for ten minutes.