Will this duo tantalize? Signs point to yes.Gather Journal Pecan Thins
Like the desert climate, an affogato is both scorching hot and sharply cold. In lieu of espresso, we drowned our vanilla scoop with cardamom-laced Turkish coffee. Pair with slender pecan cookies and keep the grounds for fortune-telling—if you see a flying bird, there is good news in your future; trees, happiness; a ring, a love affair.
makes about 50 cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, sugar, and salt until pale and fluffy. Beat in yolk, then vanilla and milk. Add flour, beat to combine. Form dough into two 1¼-inch logs, using parchment to roll. Chill until firm, at least 1 hour.
Cut logs into ⅛-inch thick rounds, cutting as many as you’d like to bake. Arrange rounds 1 inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Remaining dough can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen up to 3 months.
Whisk egg white with 1 tsp water, then use it to lightly brush tops of cookies. Sprinkle each with a little sugar and some pecans. Bake until lightly golden around edges, about 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool slightly, then carefully transfer to a rack and cool completely.