Pecan Pie Cookies

As I mentioned the other day, I sent some cookies to a friend of mine from high school who is currently stationed over in Afghanistan as part of Operation Baking Gals (be sure to check back in Dec, I plan to lead another team). One thing that Jon mentioned that he loves is pecan pie. I obviously couldn’t ship a pie to him, so I hit up Google in an effort to find a pecan pie cookie.

Sure enough, I found a recipe quite easily and it looked pretty tasted. I whipped these up and Hubby and I both agreed they taste just like you would expect from a cookie form of pecan pie. They came together easily and once the dough is chilled, you just make them like thumbprint cookies and add a dollop of the filling. These would be great at any holiday gatherings coming up this year. And they freeze well too!!

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Pecan Pie Cookies

Ever wanted to make pecan pie in a more portable form? These cookies taste just like pie, but you can send them in the mail!

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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. Chill the dough in the fridge for an hour.

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. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

Recipe from Land O Lakes

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10 Responses to “Double Peanut Butter Cookies”

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    Brisbane Baker — March 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Double PB!? HEAVEN!!

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    yumventures — March 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I love peanut butter too! These look delish!

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    Cara — March 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    oh yum. I could so go for one of those right now!

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    Alisa — March 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Yum!We’re crazy about peanut butter too.

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    Justin — March 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    i just bought a pack of chips that was a combination of chocolate chips and pb chips… now i’m excited to try them out on something like this

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    Joanne — March 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    The more PB the better, in my opinion. These look delicious!

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    Pam — March 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Oh, I am a die-hard PB fan, can scoop a tablespoon of it out and jar and lick it all up. Your cookies look and sound delicious!! Wish I had one of your right now! Yum!

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    nutmegnanny — March 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Peanut butter cookies with PB chips…I’m so in! I could definitely eat a few 🙂

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    Sara — March 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Peanut butter and peanut butter?! Yes, please! 🙂

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    hannah! — March 16, 2010 at 2:45 am

    i love peanut butter and the layout of your blog! cheers!

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