Well, these are a favorite of my family and friends. They will look
all over the tray for these and
I put them in a separate box for each recipient. I make four batches of these.
1-cup butter or margarine softened
2-cups confectioners' sugar divided
4-tablespoons unsweetened cocoa divided
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 eggs separated
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extrqact
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
54 pecan halves if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixer bowl, cream butter or
margarine. Add 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, flour and
1 egg yolk. Mix at medium speed until well blended. In small bowl, combine
1 cup confectioners' sugar and cream cheese. Add remaining egg yolk, 2
tablespoons cocoa and vanilla and mix until smooth. In a pie plate beat
egg whites until foamy. Roll dough into 54 balls; dip each in egg white
then roll in chopped pecans. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Make a well in each cookie; add a teaspoon filling. Place a pecan half
on top of filling. Bake 12 minutes. Cool 3 minutes; then remove to wire
racks to cool. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator. Makes 54 cookies.