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Author Notes: One of my mom's favorite cookies....she baked batches and batches for the Holidays! —inpatskitchen
Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter (16 tablespoons)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg, yolk and white separated
- 1 cup pecan halves
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer (hand held or otherwise). Once light and fluffy, beat in the egg yolk.
- Gradually stir in the flour mixture. At some point a wooden spoon won't do so use your clean hands to mix until you get a soft dough.
- Spray a 9x13 inch shallow baking pan with vegetable spray and start pre heating your oven to 325F.
- Spread the cookie dough into the baking pan evenly and then brush the top with the egg white. Chop the pecan halves or grind in a nut grinder. Sprinkle them over the egg white brushed cookie dough,
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the edges just begin to brown a bit. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes. Cut into 18 pieces but don't remove the cookies from the pan until they thoroughly cool.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Holiday Cookie from Anywhere in the World
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