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Dave's Garden Cookbook: Pecan Pie Cookies

The 2001 Dave's Garden Cookbook

Pecan Pie Cookies

By BittysGarden

Category: Cookies, Bars, and Candy

1 cup butter or margarine,softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
2 large eggs,separated
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Beat 1 cup butter and sugar at medium speed of electric
mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup corn syrup and
egg yolks,beating well. Gradually stir in flour,cover
and chill one hour. Melt 1/4 cup butter in heavy sauce-
pan over medium heat,stir in powdered sugar and 3 table-
spoons corn syrup,cook stirring often,until mixture boils.
Remove from heat,stir in pecans. shape mixture into 1/2
teaspoonfuls into 1/4 -inch balls,set aside. Shape cookie
dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on
lightly greased cookie sheets. Beat egg whites until
foamy,brush on dough balls. Bake at 375 degrees for 6
minutes. Remove from oven,place pecan balls in center of
of each cookie. Bake 8 to 10 more minutes or until
lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking pans.

  Extra Notes  
You can freeze these for up to one month,if desired.
Let thaw at room temperature before eating.

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