Pecan Sables

Pecan Sables
The recipe Pecan Sables could satisfy your Southern craving in approximately 2 hours. This vegetarian recipe serves 32. One serving contains 73 calories, 1g of protein, and 5g of fat. If you have pecans, confectioners sugar, egg, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it.

Instructions

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Preheat oven to 325°F.
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Pulse toasted pecans with 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar in a food processor until finely ground.
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Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.
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Beat together butter, remaining 2/3 cup confectioners sugar, and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
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Add egg yolk and beat well.
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Add flour and ground-pecan mixture and mix at low speed until just combined, 30 seconds to 1 minute. (Dough will be crumbly but will hold together when squeezed.)
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Halve dough and roll out 1 half between 2 sheets of wax paper until 1/4 inch thick (about a 9-inch round).
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Cut out as many rounds as possible with cookie cutter and arrange about 2 inches apart on buttered large baking sheets, reserving scraps.
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Roll out and cut remaining dough in same manner. Gather scraps, then reroll and cut in same manner.
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Beat egg white until frothy, then brush tops of rounds lightly with egg white. Put a pecan half on top of each round, then brush pecan lightly with egg white.
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Bake cookies in middle of oven until tops are pale golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets on racks 2 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.
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Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel

Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel are great choices for Southern. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. The Domaine Leseurre Dry Cuvee Classique Riesling with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 23 dollars per bottle.
Domaine Leseurre Dry Cuvee Classique Riesling
Domaine Leseurre Dry Cuvee Classique Riesling
Domaine Leseurre’s Riesling juice is fermented 100% in stainless tanks. While on its lees, the wine is hand-stirred (bâtonnage sur lies) once per month, for 11 months. This process develops an additional complexity of flavors and aromas. This dry Riesling has scents of citrus blossoms and lemon zest, layered on the palate with hints of pear. This riesling pairs well with trout amandine, raw oysters and is a lovely aperitif.