Sift all dry ingredients together ~ I just add all to my standing mixer and mix well with the whisk attachment. Turn mixer on low and add one egg white at the time making sure that each is mixed in before adding the next. Add vanilla and turn mixer on med ~ high and then beat for 2 minutes. The batter will be quiet thick like a brownie. Fold in pecans. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper other wise they are hard to remove them. Spoon 1 tablespoons of batter or more per cookie. Bake for about 12 minutes let cool completely before removing them from the pan. I also make them really large and use an 1/8 cup measuring spoon. You will need to increase your cooking time to 18 minutes in this case.
2Once your cookies are all measured out, flatten out with the back of a spoon. Then let rest for 15 minutes on the counter. This makes a skin form on the outside making them crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside ~ perfection!! Bake for the 12 ~ 18 minutes.
At Christmas time we call them Reindeer Droppings and the kids love that ~ kinda looks like that too ~ cute !