Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pecan Pie Cookies

This is another Pinterest recipe that proved to be a great success!  These cookies were easy to make, and oh so yummy!  Sweet, soft, crunchy - exactly what a pecan pie cookie should be, and perfect for a fall party!

Pecan Pie Cookies

For Cookies:
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
For Filling:
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour and baking powder in large bowl.
  3. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed.
  4. Shape dough into 1-1/4-inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Make indentation in each cookie with thumb; rotate thumb to hollow out slightly.
  7. Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl; fill each cookie with 1 rounded tsp. filling.
  8. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

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