Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Recipe: Pecan Praline Cookies

This weekend is my baby shower. It may seem odd that we're having it on Thanksgiving weekend, however it worked out to have family in town and extra travel time for those that live out of the area. Of course there are folks that already had plans and won't be able to make it, but out of the RSVP's, we have about 45-50 coming. That's pretty darn good!
(Stay tuned for pics next week!)

My mom likes to go all out for these sorts of things. It's just her nature to go over and above! SO, she decided on having a light soup and sandwich luncheon (with other little things like fruits, veggies and crackers). Instead of a big cake, we are doing dessert trays. Assorted cookies and desserts and goodies.

As the weekend approaches, and with Thanksgiving preparations in the mix, my mom has been a little maxed out. Being the wonderful daughter that I am (ha!), I offered to make some goodies to help take the load off of her shoulders.

Well... I found this recipe for PECAN PRALINE COOKIES in my Great American Cookie Cookbook. I'd never made them before, so I was just kind of winging it... but come on... pecan praline? How could they not be good!?

After tasting one (OK, 2...), I just had to share the recipe with you! It's a really easy recipe to whip up and delightfully tasty! A simple cookie that has a little class... because the taste is amazing!

So... here ya go! If you try them, you'll have to let me know what you think!

Pecan Praline Cookies


3/4 cup Butter Flavor Shortening
(I just used a generic brand w/out butter flavor because it's all I had!)

1 1/2 cups Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
1 cup Chopped Pecans


Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease baking sheet with shortening.
Place sheets of foil on counter top for cooling cookies.

Combine 3/4 c. shortening and brown sugar in large bowl.
Beat at Med. speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add flour and pecans.
Stir until well blended.

Shape level measuring Tablespoons of dough into balls.
Flatten to 1/8" thickness.
Place 1" apart on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 7-8 mins or until edges are golden brown.
Do not overbake!
Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes.
(Trust me, you want to do that part!)
Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.


PS: My husband cheated and voted for BOY in the poll on my sidebar, even though he truly thinks we'll be having a girl! haha!

Also, today is another appointment, this time with my actual doctor... dreading... but hoping all goes smoothly! This will be the first I've seen her since her rude comments back in September.
Wish me luck!


  1. The cookies look and sound delicious! :)

    I tried to vote...but it takes me to a weird page...? I totally think it is a boy. I will be thrilled if it is a girl, though too. But I don't think you were *sick* enough for it to be a girl! ;)

    Good luck with your appt! :)

  2. Oh..there...I got the poll to work for me now! ;)

  3. Those sound delicious! Have a wonderful time at your shower:)

  4. YUUUUMMM. Can you just e-mail me a batch? I'm lazy :) Have a great shower!!

  5. My husband would LOVE these, and I have so many fresh pecans to use, I think I'll give these a go!

    Enjoy your baby shower, honey!!
    I can't wait to see pictures, and all of the wittle baby stuff you get!
    So excited for you!

  6. Mmmmmm!! Those cookies look scrumptious!

    Hope your baby shower is an amazing one and that you get lots and lots of cute stuff for you little bundle :)

    (And don't let seeing that Dr get you down!)


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