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
240
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
35µg
4%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.1%
Vitamin K
0.5µg
0.6%
Calcium
136mg
14%
Fiber
0.6g
2.6%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
25µg
6%
Folic acid
12µg
N/A
Iron
0.7mg
3.9%
Magnesium
10mg
2%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.7%
Phosphorus
55mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
71mg
2%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Sugars, added
27g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2%