pecan pie cookies
Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 64: Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies topped with fresh whipped cream, these cookies have delicious flavors and a thin flaky crust with a layer of the amazing nutty caramel pecan pie filling. They are the perfect cookies for any occasion when you want to make something slightly different.

Ingredients (for 24 servings)

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pecan pie cookies

Instructions

(Preparation time: 20 mins; cooking time: 10 mins)

STEP1

Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan, and stir in the confectioners’ sugar and corn syrup until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often, and stir in the pecans until well combined. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes to chill.

STEP 2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the flour and baking powder together in a bowl, and set aside.

STEP 3

Beat brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter, egg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is creamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until well mixed. Pinch off about 1 tablespoon of dough, and roll it into a ball. Press the dough into the bottom of an ungreased cupcake pan cup, and use your thumb to press the dough into a small piecrust shape, with 1/4-inch walls up to the sides of the cupcake cup. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Fill each little crust with about 1 teaspoon of the prepared pecan filling.

STEP 3

Bake in the preheated oven until the cookie shells are lightly browned, 10 to 13 minutes. Watch closely after 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool in the cupcake pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 185 calories; 10.4 g fat; 22.1 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; 28 mg cholesterol; 82 mg sodium.

Inside Cooking Ep 64: Pecan Pie Cookies