I grew up with these cookies. My mom made them every Christmas, and I can’t imagine a Christmas without them.
ENGLISH TOFFEE COOKIES
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixer bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla.
2. Sift together the cake flour, salt, and cinnamon and add to butter mixture; beat until blended. Add 1/2 cup of the pecans and mix well.
3. Spread dough evenly into a jelly roll pan and pat down gently to even out dough. Beat the egg white until frothy and spread evenly over dough. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.
4. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove from oven and let sit for about 2 minutes, then cut into squares while still warm. Let cool completely.