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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5 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – Lumberjack cookies”

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    Nina — December 7, 2008 at 12:15 am

    These look great! I’m so glad you joined me for 12 Days of Cookies. I’m having so much fun baking and trying out new recipes.

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    Joelen — December 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks so much for participating! What a great cookie recipe and one for me to try soon!

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    Haley — December 16, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    What a fun event! All of your cookies look amazing! I can see why these are your husband’s favorite…they sound delish!

    I would love to write about your recipe on our blog! If you are interested send me an email at haley@keyingredient.com

    Thanks!
    Haley, KI Blogger

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    Katherine — December 21, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I’m trying these cookies for the first time and froze 1/2 the batch for later. How do you bake after freezing? Do you defrost and then bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes? or go straight from the freezer to oven and just bake longer? Thanks for the recipe!

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    Jen — December 22, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Katherine – I’ve never froze the cookies, but my mother in law does it all the time. She said she puts them on a cookie sheet and lets them defrost on the counter for about 15 minutes before baking them as usual.

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