One last thing - because there is no flour of any kind in this recipe, it is ideal for those who are looking for a gluten-free treat. As long as you're not allergic to nuts... ;)
|This is enough ingredients for a batch & a half.|
2 egg whites
½ tsp Cream of Tartar
½ C sugar
½ C pecan pieces
1 tsp vanilla
Pre-heat oven to 250°F. Beat the egg whites on medium-high speed. When they have become frothy, add Cream of Tartar. Continue to beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
Add ⅔ of the sugar, beat at least 3 mins longer, or until the whites start to have a shiny, velvety look. Add rest of the sugar, then the vanilla. Continue to beat until sugar and vanilla are fully incorporated.
Remove from mixer and fold in pecan pieces. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets and bake @ 250°F for 50 minutes.
To see if they're done, pull cookie sheet out most of the way to lift paper to see if it's looking brown, not real white. If they're really done, they should come off paper easily.
|What the finished cookie looks like on the inside. ;)|
Store in an airtight container, away from moisture. Makes approximately 36 cookies.