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Scandinavian Pecan Cookies

We enjoyed these rich, buttery cookies at a bed-and-breakfast in Galena, Illinois, and the hostess was kind enough to share her simple recipe. The pretty nut-topped treats are so special you could give a home-baked batch as a gift. —Laurie Knoke DeKalb, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually add flour until blended.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. In a small bowl, beat egg white. Dip balls in egg white, then roll in pecans. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 375° for 8-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 60 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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