German Pecan Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 6 dozen

Ingredients

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3 3/4 cups finely chopped pecans
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 pound citron (optional)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 egg white, lightly beaten

Preparation

Combine pecans and dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring well to blend. Add citron, if desired, 3 eggs, and butter; mix well.

Shape dough into two 12- inch-long rolls; wrap in waxed paper, and chill until firm.

Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets; brush tops of cookies with egg white. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010