Mud Hens

Oxmoor House
about 2 dozen


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1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg, separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add 1 egg and egg yolk; beat well. Stir in vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Press into a greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan; sprinkle with chopped pecans.

Beat egg white (at room temperature) in a small mixing bowl until foamy. Gradually add brown sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves. (Do not under beat mixture.) Spread evenly over pecans.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan. Cut into 2- inch squares.

Created date

February 2010