Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe came from my aunt. They are so good!


  1. Beat the egg whites until they form a peak.
  2. Combine sugar and pecans.
  3. Add to egg whites.
  4. Drop with a teaspoon on a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off.
  7. Leave the pecan dainties in the oven for 30 minutes.
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5 5

Oh my, these are so good! My favorite of all the new 'cookie' recipes I made this year. They're full of sweet, crispy, melt in your mouth, pecan flavor. Yum! I chopped the pecans rather than using halves, and I got about 30 dainties. They were darker than shown in the pictures - a very beautiful light brown.

5 5

These were good but I didn't know how many dainties I was supposed to get for 4 servings. I doubled the recipe and used powdered egg whites which whip up as nice as fresh. I think I would prefer the pecans chopped up next time, my preference.I wouuldn't double the recipe next time as this makes a lot. It made 2 large cookie sheets plus another 8 on a smaller sheet. I meant to count them but we started eating them as soon as they came out of the oven.