Rich Butter Pecan Cookies

"The taste is similar to a pound cake! Rich and buttery! For successful taste use only butter - no substitutes. A pretty cookie which is topped with chopped pecans. Our family has always used this recipe for parties, weddings, and holidays. It is different from the normal cookies and therefore, everyone asks for the recipe. It also makes a pretty presentation on a Christmas cookie tray."
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  • Separate white of egg from yolk and set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg yolk with water and add to creamed butter mixture. Add vanilla, flour and salt.
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Patting dough with hands, thinly spread onto cookie sheet, covering only a three-fourth area of the sheet.
  • Cut white of egg to keep it from being too stringy and smear over top of batter by hand. Sprinkle finely chopped pecans on top and press inches.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned on edges. Do not overcook. When cool, cut into squares.

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  1. Katzen
    AWESOME! These are seriously delicious and simple, too! Everyone loved these and they were gone in a flash! I added drizzled chocolate (melted chocolate chips) to half the pan to give a choice and no one could decide which they liked better (although I think they just wanted to keep eating them!) Thanks so much for the recipe, Seasoned Cook!
  2. ceece1257
    Made the cookies but I substituted praline pecans instead of plain pecans. Yum :) They are great with a glass of milk.
  3. saracrocker
    These are great!! Hubby really liked them!!


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