How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  • Mix the flour into the butter mixture, alternating with the sherry, making sure to finish with the flour.
  • Stir in the ground pecans.
  • Drop by the teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet and roll each portion between your palms to make smooth, even balls.
  • Press each one into the cookie sheet and brush with beaten egg white.
  • Using a fork, knife or another tool, press a design into the top of each cookie, or press a pecan half, right side up, into each ball or dough.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool a few minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cool and let cookies sit overnight to ripen.
  • Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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    " It was excellent "
    chacha ate it and said...
    I just happened to come across this recipe and I love it. Thanks so much for posting it on the group and you've got my 5 forks ;)
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  • inmaculada 10 years ago
    Another cookie for my Christmas baking!! lot of work by now, but who can resist these little jewels?
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    " It was excellent "
    pink ate it and said...
    Awesome JM! Tops!
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  • kukla 10 years ago
    Looking good, Mystic!! You've done it again :) Thank you for posting these.
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  • ahmed1 10 years ago
    This is no compliments,but they really look great...Very nice pictures too..
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    Delicious! I think you need to start a mail order sweets shop, then you can just mail me all these goodies...
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