Holiday Cookie Recipe: Pecan Squares

These quick and easy pecan squares are great for any family gathering.

Submitted by Jeanette Brooks

Here's a recipe my family has made during the holidays ever since I was little. My mom used to cut these cookies into small diamond-shaped bars. They are so good! Even though they aren't very glitzy-looking, they taste amazing and they'll make your kitchen smell like Christmas! Plus if you have any gluten-free folks who are joining you for the holidays, you can easily make these gluten-free by subbing the regular flour with almond flour.


1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 separated egg
2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla and egg yolk. Beat till light and fluffy. Mix dry ingredients together and add half the pecans. Stir the dry mixture into the creamed mixture. Press the batter into a a shallow greased pan. Brush the top with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle remaining pecans on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool, then cut into squares.


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