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Pecan Biscuits


250g butter or margarine
1 tsp cooking oil
1 cup castor sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
1 egg separated
2-3 cups cake flour
½ cup finely chopped pecan


Mix butter, vanilla and sugar until smooth, beat in egg yolk and oil, and then fold in the baking po2der, salt and enough flour to make soft dough. Roll dough 7mm thick, cut out rounds, brush with egg white and sprinkle finely chopped pecan nuts. Place 2cm apart on baking tray. Bake at 160c for 10-15 minutes until light brown. Cool on tray.

Note: You also use chopped almonds, pistachio nuts or desiccated coconut.

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