Butterscotch Pecan Nests


1 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg white
1 tsp. water
2 cups finely chopped pecans
butterscotch chips


Cream together shortening and brown sugar Beat in egg yolk and.
vanilla Stir in flour, baking powder and salt Combine 1 egg white
and 1 tsp. water. Shape dough into 1″ balls. Dip in egg white
mixture and roll in 2 cups finely chopped pecans. Place on greased
baking sheets. Make indentation in center of each ball with thumb.
Fill each with a few butterscotch Chips. Bake 375 degrees for
10-12 minutes. Yield 5 dozen