Pralines are those addictively rich New Orleans candy patties made from brown sugar, butter, and pecans. These cookies are close in flavor, but a little less rich. Please make sure the butter is really soft for these or they won’t spread and become as thin as they should during baking.
Keep the wafers between sheets of wax paper in a tin or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.
Make the spheres of dough slightly larger and after flattening them, top each with a pecan half that has been moistened on the bottom with a little egg white, instead of the chopped pecans.
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