Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pecan Pie Cookies

The Cookie Carnival cookie for November was selected by a vote of our group members (how very democratic of us!) The top vote getter, and my choice, was this recipe for Pecan Pie Cookies.

Super easy and delicious, this is definitely one to try. Best of all, the end result tastes exactly like Pecan Pie. Bite size pecan pie -does it get any better ?!? These cookies were a big hit at work and here at home. The only downside? They are ADDICTIVE.

The shortbread base comes together quickly as does the pecan pie topping. The only change I will make next time, and there will be a next time, is to add a dash of salt. Requiring only a handful of basic ingredients, these cookies will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table and your cookie tins this holiday season.

Pecan Pie Cookies
Land O' Lakes

Cookie Ingredients
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt (candygirl addition)

Filling Ingredients
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with mixer until creamy. Reduce speed to low, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat just until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Make indention in each cookie with thumb; rotate thumb to hollow out cookie slightly.

Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl. Fill each cookie with 1 rounded teaspoon filling. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute and then remove from cookie sheets.
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  1. What a great easy, pecan cookie recipe! I'm sure they would be addicting!

  2. Yum those look so good..easy to make too! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Great job! I've not yet come around to making mine...

  4. great compromise between cookie and pie! mmm thx for this post!

  5. I have yet to make these! They look awesome!

  6. goodness me they look good, I'm definitely gonna try to make a gluten and dairy free version yummy!

    Thanks for stopping by x x

  7. The cookies were a big hit here too. I started a small riot at work - they are demanding more!

  8. your cookies look amazing! yes putting them on your Christmas Cookie trays is a good idea!...and after that your sure going to be busy baking more after the me! =) thanks for the comments and dropping by.


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