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30 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Bake a batch of these tasty pecan cookies for a sweet alternative to the more traditional holiday cookies, like chocolate chip, peanut butter, and sugar cookies. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Step 2

Combine brown sugar and butter in a bowl, and beat with a mixer at high speed until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and egg white, and beat for 1 minute. Stir in the flour mixture and chopped pecans. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 4

Place 1/4 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl. With moist hands, shape dough into 30 (1/2-inch) balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Place pans in freezer for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until cookies are golden. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks. Using a fine sieve, sprinkle the remaining powdered sugar over the cookies.

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