BUTTER PECAN COOKIES
•1 3/4 cups chopped pecans.
•1 Tablespoon plus 1 cup butter, softened.
•1 cup packed brown sugar.
•1 egg, separated.
•1 Teaspoon vanilla extract.
•2 cups self rising flour.
•1 cup pecan halves.
-pre-heat oven to 375°degrees.
-Toast chopped pecans with 1 tbsp butter in a baking pan at 325°degrees for 5 to 7 mins, set aside to cool.
-Cream brown sugar and 1 cup of butter until light and fluffy,,beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
-Gradually add in flour, cover and refrigerate for 1hour.
-Shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll in toasted pecans, pressing nuts into the dough.
-Beat egg whites until foamy, dip pecan halves in egg whites and press into each cookie ball.
-Bake for 10 to 12 mins.
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