Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cookie Carnival Pecan Pie Cookies

This Month's Cookie Carnival (for Nov/Dec) was this great pecan pie cookie. It is rich and buttery. My husband rated it a 9 or even possibly a 10. I did chill my dough to keep it from spreading. These would be a great addition to your holiday treat plates. I used small cookie scoop and ended up making 45 cookies.

Pecan Pie Cookies - from Land O Lakes - makes ~3 dozen
(Printable Version)

Cookie Ingredients:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

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

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour and baking powder in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in each cookie with thumb; rotate thumb to hollow out 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 (mine took about 10 minutes). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.


kelly said...

sometimes it is just hard to come to your blog, it is mouth watering with things i can't eat (the gluten free thing), those cinnamon rolls and bread rolls UUMM. i should experiment one time with some GF flours and see what happens. i am excited to try the tortilla soup and some of the egg dishes though. your blog is fabulous!

Tessa said...

The bow idea is adorable, and your cookies look like they turned out great! Mine were a hit with the hubbs as well. Thanks for baking with us!

Candy Girl said...

Your cookies look great! I loved these...

sweetakery said...

your cookies look delicious!! love the bow idea!.