Pecan Pralines Cookies

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As a young girl my mother took me to a bakery that made a delicious pecan cookie that I absolutely loved. The bakery is no longer in business and I have looked for a comparable pecan praline cookie. I experimented a little and found that I have come up with a pretty darn close version of that sweet chewy cookie from my memory of years ago. This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Pecan Praline Cookies


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and place chopped pecans on tray to toast them for 8-10 minutes. Take pecans from oven and set them aside to cool. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugars, butter, cream and corn syrup. Bring to a boil stirring constantly for 7-8 minutes until syrup reaches a temperature of 240 degrees with candy thermometer. Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Spread onto parchment paper and let cool. When cooled, place into a heavy plastic bag and break into small pieces.

Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

Set aside 1/2 cup of praline mixture and then stir remaining praline mixture into dough until well distributed. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and dip into reserved praline mixture to coat lightly. Space dough balls about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Let cookies stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Your family will enjoy these tasty cookies!

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  2. Rose Silver Says:

    Toasted pecans will be first time in my cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing this recipe of yours. I should really try this one for having new flavors.

  3. Melanie Schoenhut Says:

    I just tried this yesterday and it really turned so good. My kids loved it and they keep on asking for more. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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