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Martha Washington Cookies

Martha Washington Cookies

Suzanne Stull

Light, candy-like cookies.

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  • Calories:
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites and salt until foamy; gradually add brown sugar and vanilla.
  3. Continue beating until stiff peaks are formed. Fold in pecan halves.
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour.
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Awesome cookies! I used Eggwhites and had trouble with getting a the mixture to stiffen, and so my consistency reminded me a bit of peanut brittle. BUT, the cookies were still awesome tasting and this recipe will be introduced to my cookie colelction.


I haven't cooked a lot with egg whites and my first attempt at these cookies was a complete flop. The second time around I beat the egg whites well past "foamy" stage and continued beating until they peaked. That seemed to work much better. One I began adding other ingrediants, the peaks seemed to break down. I recommend beating the egg whites all the way to peak or stiff peak and then mixing as little as possible once you begin adding the brown sugar, etc. Overall a super easy recipe... once you get the eggs right.


Oh my, these were wonderful! I didn't have any pecans so they came out basically as meringue made with brown sugar. To make them a bit "fancier" I piped them on the parchment paper (I used zip log bag). The weather was humid and I was worried they'd lose their crunch but they were so delicious even when a bit sticky, reminding me of taffy. Everyone loved them. Thank you for the great recipe!