English Toffee Bars

December 18, 2006

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 egg white
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped or thinly sliced, or coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and thoroughly stir. Sift in flour, one cup at a time, and add the cinnamon. Using your hands, spread the doughy batter evenly over a greased, 14-inch-by-17-inch, flat cookie sheet, leaving roughly a 1/4-inch space around the edge. Beat egg white and lightly spread on top of the dough, covering it completely. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the top, gently pressing them into the dough.

Bake for 60 minutes or longer, until top is golden brown. Cut into squares while it's still warm.

Serves 15 to 20.

- Courtesy of Karen Shockey

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