Monday, October 19, 2009

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!!

Pecan Pie Cookies

Ingredients (3 dozen cookies)
    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
    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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    Carrie said...

    Wow those look awesome, I am going to have to add these to my cookie idea list which seems to be never ending

    Crystal said...

    These look delicious! I will have to try them. I have a recipe for pecan pie cake. It's quick, easy and tastes just like pecan pie.

    Joe said...

    There is nothing better than a perfect pecan pie. These look great and really easy.

    stephchows said...

    perfect for a pecan pie addict!

    gaga said...

    These are such a great idea! One of my favorite pies is pecan, but I can never finish a whole slice because it gets too disgustingly sweet. These are perfect bite-size versions, I love it!

    Stephanie Wagner said...

    So thoughtful! My dad loves pecan pie, I'll have to make these for his birthday this winter.

    Kat said...

    What a great way to have pecan pie in moderation :). Sometimes I find pecan pie too sweet so the cookie base is a nice change.

    Jigginjessica said...

    These look and sound really great! I think these would be a perfect dessert addition to my families Thanksgiving!

    nutmegnanny said...

    These looks great!

    Mansi said...

    I make these too, aren't they simply delicious! loved your pic!:)

    btw, they'd be perfect for my sweet celebration contest I'd be glad if you could send them in for my blog event!

    I'off to check out your giveaway:)

    thereddeer said...

    Yum! My hubby loves pecans so I might have to give these a try one day :)

    Amethyst said...

    These are perfect to add to my cookie bags for holiday gifts! Thank you for sharing!

    Tami said...

    I love pecan pie so I can't wait to try these little gems. :)

    How To Eat A Cupcake said...

    I totally saw the write up about Baking Gals in Taste of Home! I was so excited! ;)

    Tami said...

    I made these this week for the Clean Plate Club Cookie Carnival. They've become a family favorite! Oh my are they good!!

    Tari McDonald said...

    Jen, you left a comment on my blog asking if I chilled my dough when I made these cookies (responded on my blog, but I'll do it here, too!). I didn't chill the dough, altough I think I will last time. Some of my cookies spread too much just making it following the recipe. Thanks for sharing and submitting it for the cookie carnival!

    booksncooks said...

    You saved me this weekend - after being unable to find an ingredient for another recipe, I was in a jam, as all the desserts for my holiday party this weekend had chocolate in them. I remembered I had flagged these cookies to try out - I'll be making these tomorrow night. Thanks!


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