Great with homemade apple butter, but store-bought is extremely good too!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream the butter with the yolk and vanilla.

  • Place the sugar and the pecans in a food processor and grind to a fine texture. Add the wheat germ, flour, and the salt and process again just to mix. Add the pecan mixture to the butter mixture.

  • Roll this dough into balls a little more than 1 inch in diameter. Place on ungreased sheets about 2 inches apart. Using your thumb, make a dent in the top of each ball.

  • Bake until a little brown , 15-20 minutes. When they come from the oven, use a spoon or another tool to open the dent you made ( it tends to close during baking). Let rest on the sheet for about 4 minutes and then remove to a rack. Cool completely. Spoon the apple butter into the indents and serve.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterol 37.4mg 13% DV; sodium 51.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
The recipe mentions topping the cookie with the apple butter after baking. They sounded wonderful but I thought they would be more well received (in my family) if I mixed the apple butter in and then baked them. They were EXCELLENT! I should have made more - my husband raved and raved about them. He can't wait until I make them again. Great with a cup of coffee! Thanks Kevin! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2003
They are okay- I mixed the apple butter in to the recipe because I didnt know if I could freeze it 'raw'. I dusted them with confectioners sugar to make them look better. Would probably not make again. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
The recipe mentions topping the cookie with the apple butter after baking. They sounded wonderful but I thought they would be more well received (in my family) if I mixed the apple butter in and then baked them. They were EXCELLENT! I should have made more - my husband raved and raved about them. He can't wait until I make them again. Great with a cup of coffee! Thanks Kevin! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2009
Really enjoyed these but must 'fess up I did make some adjustments: (like some other reviews suggested) I added the apple butter before baking I used walnuts (ground half of the amount and left the remaining amount finely chopped - I am a texture freak) didn't have wheat germ so I used whole wheat flour and milled flax seed and lastly I used the entire egg. The result a moist cake like cookie that reminded us of pecan sandies - will definitely make again - thank you Kevin. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2003
They are okay- I mixed the apple butter in to the recipe because I didnt know if I could freeze it 'raw'. I dusted them with confectioners sugar to make them look better. Would probably not make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2008
I greatly improvised on this recipe. Didn't have wheat germ so I just used more flour. Also ran out of vanilla so and used almond extract instead. When the mixture was ready for baking it was really crumbly - too crumbly to form into balls -- so I added back in the leftover egg white. The cookies turned out good. They baked for about 20 minutes and were crunchy but not crumbly. They have a good taste. They look a lot like pecan sandies when they're done. My hubby mistook the crushed pecans for oatmeal and declined my offer to try one. Something that might be worth trying is to roll these in crushed pecans before baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2011
It was my first time making this and it's delicious!! It is super crumbly so next time I will probably add another yolk. Definitely a keeper though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2018
Excellent cookie. I too applied the apple butter before baking. I needed them to travel easily which they wouldn't do otherwise. Very very good cookie. Also good with raspberry jam in the centre but that entails a name change;-). Having said that I don't think these even need anything in the centre they are so good. So even if you don't have jam or apple butter go ahead and make them anyway Read More
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