Christmas Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar divided
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, beating until well blended. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough.

Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut with a floured 2 3/4 inch doughnut cutter. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets, and brush with lightly beaten egg whites. Combine remaining sugar sugar, cinnamon and pecans; sprinkle over cookies. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire ranks to cool.

Yield: about 5 dozen.


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