Though I can't take credit for the recipe (not sure where my mom got it from), I love these cookies! Love might not be a strong enough word...I am blown away by them!! I make these cookies every year and they would be eaten up in about a day, if I let that happen.
1 cup butter (and real butter makes all the difference)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, seperated
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped pecans
Preserves-whatever flavors are your favorite
Preheat oven: 375
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy
I like to shape all of the dough instead of doing each step individually. That way nuts and egg whites don't mix into the dough.
Enjoy! I hope they become a favorite in your house as much as they are in mine!