Praline Cookies

Praline Cookies
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

These cookies are both crisp and chewy. They can be frozen after they're iced for real convenience. With two small children, that's a great way to have my baking done ahead of time for holidays or special occasions.

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24
Servings
217
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup pecans, coarsely chopped

For the icing

  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

For the cookies

In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Cover and chill until dough is easy to handle, about 1 hour.

Form into 1-in. balls; place 2-in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with fingers; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

For the icing

Meanwhile, for icing, combine the brown sugar and cream in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; blend in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
121µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
110mg
11%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
92mg
13%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
147mg
10%
Water
12g
0%

Praline Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Praline Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.