Preheat oven to 350 and set oven rack in middle position.
Place pecans on baking sheet and toast for 5 min, until fragrant. Cool on baking sheet.
Cream butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla and salt until smoother and lightened a bit, two to three minutes. Add flour and mix on low just til fully combined. Add pecans and mix.
Turn drought onto surface lightly dusted with flour. Dust the drought with a little flour. Shape and roll into an squared log, 1 1/2-2 in wide and 1 1/2-2 inches high dusting with more flour as necessary. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight, until the dough has gotten very firm.
Preheat oven to 350 and set 2 oven racks in the center position. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
Lightly beat the egg yolk and 1/2 t. water in small bowl and set aside. Pour the demerara sugar into rimmed baking sheet. Slice the chilled log in 1/2 to make it more manageable. Working with one log at a time, brush all sides of the log with the yolk mixture, then roll in the sugar, pressing as necessary, until fully coated.
Use a serrated knife to slice each log into about 12 individual cookies, each about 1/2 in thick. Place the cookie slices onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 in of space between each. Bake, rotating from top to bottom and front to back halfway through, until lightly golden, 18-20 min. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely. Will keep at room temp for a week.
To freeze : separate layers with wax paper. To room temp to serve.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (50g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 135 (54%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 15g||20 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.7g||33 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2g|
|Cholesterol 42.9mg||13 %|
|Sodium 78mg||3 %|
|Potassium 50.3mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 26.9g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.1g||4 %|
|Sugars, other 25.8g|
|Protein 2.6g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 249
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