|Sifted all purpose flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Soft butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Finely chopped pecans||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Firmly packed light brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Egg whites||4 , unbeaten|
Sift flour, salt, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
Blend in butter; add egg yolks and brandy.
Pat evenly into pan (15 x 10 x 1 inch).
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) for 15 minutes.
In heavy saucepan put remaining granulated sugar, the pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and egg whites.
Cook, stirring, over low heat until sugars dissolve.
Increase heat and cook until mixture no longer clings to sides of pan.
Spread on baked mixture.
Return to oven for 15 minutes.
Cut into bars 3 x 1 inch.
Dust cookies with confectioners' sugar, if desired.