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By cecelia26_

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (40 Votes)
Pecan Praline Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting 1 Picture
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Servings 5
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 45

  • PECAN PRALINE COOKIES:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • Pecan halves, for garnish
  • BROWN SUGAR FROSTING:
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar (plus a little more if needed)

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I first tasted these Pecan Praline Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting at a Christmas Cookie Swap several decades ago

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These little gems taste as good as they look! Muffin tins are used to bake these scrumptious cheesecake cookies wit...

  • 1 package Nestle Toll House Ultimates Refedgerated Pecan Turtle Delight Cookie Dough
  • 2 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Semi Sweet chocolate mini morsels
4.4/5 (44 Votes)

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These pecan pie inspired cookies are just what the doctor ordered

  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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These no-bake cookies are great to throw together when you need something sweet but don't want to wait hours for th...

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 1/2 cups grated coconut
4.5/5 (34 Votes)

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Think big -- real big. This outsize crisp-chewy treat is rich with buttery pecans and enjoyably large chunks of cre...

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups dark-brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped into 1/2 to 3/4-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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Melts in your mouth! These are a refreshing change from those too sweet Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cup ground pecans
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.6/5 (311 Votes)

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The delicious combination of caramel, chocolate, and pecans will make these turtle cookies your new favorite treat!

  • CARAMEL FILLING:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teapoon salt
  • 8 tablespoon butter, 1 stick softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated, plus 1 additional egg white
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 14 soft caramel candies
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
  • 2 squares Baker's semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 easpoon shortening
4.5/5 (178 Votes)

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All the flavors of pecan pie are baked into these decadent bars

  • 1 can (8-ounce) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, beaten
4.5/5 (105 Votes)

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All the taste of a pecan praline on a crispy honey graham cracker! A quick and easy treat to make, with ingredients

  • 2 sleeves (about 16 sheets) Honey graham crackers (I used Honey Maid brand)
  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar (I used dark)
  • 1 1/4 cups broken pecans
  • 1 to 2 drops vanilla extract, optional
4.5/5 (79 Votes)

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Flourless Cinnamon Pecan Cookies are the perfect healthy, gluten-free dessert!

  • 2 cups raw pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 10 pitted dates, soaked for 15 minutes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
5/5 (4 Votes)

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My new favorite cookie! Chewy, buttery cookies with two of my favorite tastes in every scrumptious bite!!

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick (1/2-cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut*, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup ground pecans (I used a nut grinder)
4.8/5 (16 Votes)

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This recipe will satisfy your craving for something sweet! Pecan pie, cheesecake and shortbread make this the perfe

  • SHORTBREAD LAYER:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • CHEESECAKE LAYER:
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • PECAN PIE LAYER:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans
4.4/5 (47 Votes)

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A version of the European Jewish pastry rugelach, these cookies are delicious served at any Jewish holiday

  • CRANBERRY-PECAN FILLING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sparkling cake-decorating professional baking sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries or dried cherries or dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
4.7/5 (18 Votes)

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Buttery, soft ‘n chewy Butter Pecan Cookies exploding with toasted pecans and brown sugar flavor

  • 1 1/2 cups Diamond of California pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature preferred
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling, optional
  • sea salt, for sprinkling, optional
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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These scrumptious Toffee Pecan Drop Cookies feature toasted pecans and toffee pieces for the perfect little treats

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped (see note)
  • 1 cup toffee pieces
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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