Pecan Pie Cookies

Stephanie Dodd

By
@skeen

If you like pecan pie, you will love these cookies. Quite tasty!!


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Rating:
★★★★☆ 7 votes
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Serves:
4 dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
If you love cookies and pecan pie, you will adore this cookie - it's basically both rolled into one! The cookie part is tender, buttery and a perfect vessel for the gooey pecan filling. These will be great to serve during the holiday if pie making isn't your thing. There's a little prep time for chilling, but overall this is an easy recipe.

Ingredients

1 c
butter
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
dark corn syrup
2
eggs, separated
2 1/2 c
flour

FOR PECAN PIE FILLING

1/2 c
powdered sugar
3 Tbsp
dark corn syrup
1/4 c
salted butter
1/2 c
chopped pecans

Step-By-Step

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1In large bowl, stir butter and sugar on low speed of mixer.

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2Add corn syrup and egg yolks. Beat until thoroughly blended.

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3Stir in flour gradually.

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4Chill several hours.

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5Prepare pecan filling. Combine sugar, butter and corn syrup in pan; stir to blend. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture reaches a full boil.

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6Remove from heat; stir in pecans. Chill.

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7Using one tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll into balls. Place on greased cookie sheet leaving a 2-inch space between each cookie.

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8Beat egg whites slightly. Brush very lightly with egg white.

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9Bake at 375 degrees for five minutes. Remove from oven.

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10Roll 1/2 tsp of the chilled pecan filling into a ball and press firmly into the center of each cookie. Return to oven.

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11Bake five minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool five minutes on cookie sheet. Cool completely on rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #pecan