Alma’s Nut Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups chopped pecans
Heat oven to 250 degrees. Grease an 11-by-15-inch rimmed baking pan.
Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extracts. Slowly beat in flour until incorporated.
With greased or rubber-gloved hands, spread dough evenly in prepared pan. Brush with egg white mixture and spread with nuts, pressing them in.
Bake 11/2 hours, until lightly browned. Cut with knife while still warm. Let cool and remove from pan. Makes about 31/2 dozen 2-inch-square bars.
Per serving: 118 calories (62 percent from fat), 8.3 g fat (3.1 g saturated, 3.3 g monounsaturated), 16 mg cholesterol, 1.2 g protein, 10.2 g carbohydrates, .6 g fiber, 54 mg sodium.