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Butter Crunch Squares Cookie Recipe

In honor of National Cookie Exchange day, here is a family favorite recipe from Cardinal COO and Owner, Don Mazzei.


2 cups sweet butter

2 cups sugar

4 cups flour

2 egg yolks

2 egg whites

1 tbs cinnamon

2 cups pecans or walnuts


On a pastry board work together 2 cups sweet butter, 2 cups sugar, 4 cups flour, 2 egg yolks. 

When the dough is thoroughly blended and easy to handle, press it lightly into a buttered shallow baking pan about 1/4" thick. 

Brush the 2 egg whites on dough surface. 

Mix 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon sprinkle over the egg whites. 

Sprinkle 2 cups of coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts over top. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. 

Cut into squares while hot, and let cool in the pan.