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German Pecan Brittles

Yield 11 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup corn flakes cereal, crushed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add cereal and pecans, stirring to coat well. Stir flour mixture and vanilla into creamed mixture, mixing well.

  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased and floured cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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