I made this recipe for the first time for our Bake-N-Take 2014 which is just a gathering of some of the women in our family for a cookie exchange luncheon kind of thing. It’s informal and fun and I look forward to it every year.
I usually make Mexican Wedding Cookies (I’ll share that recipe soon) and some kind of cookie bar type recipe but this year I mixed it up a bit and tried roasting some pecans instead of a cookie bar. Here’s the recipe I used and if you try it, let me know how yours turned out!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 lb of pecans
- 2 egg whites
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 c sugar
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 t cinnamon
Here’s what you do:
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees and lightly grease with baking spray a jellyroll pan.
- Lightly beat the egg whites until frothy but not stiff. Add the vanilla and lightly beat again. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat and then spread evenly on the prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour in the oven, turning/stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool and store in airtight containers.
Pretty easy recipe and makes a great gift! 🙂
Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa