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Praline Sugar Cookies

With a nod to praline candy, the traditional southern favorite, these cookies incorporate chopped caramelized pecans for a tasty treat sure to delight any nut lover.

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  • prep time 1 hr 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup pecan halves
1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla

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  • 1 In 8-inch heavy skillet, melt 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar over medium-low heat about 3 minutes, without stirring, until golden brown. Watch carefully to avoid scorching. Remove from heat. Stir in pecan halves until coated. Pour mixture onto sheet of foil. Cool until hard, about 15 minutes. Finely chop pecan-sugar candy.
  • 2 Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla until well blended. Stir in chopped pecan-sugar candy.
  • 3 Using about 1 measuring teaspoon dough for each, shape dough into balls and roll in remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets.
  • 1 In 8-inch heavy skillet, melt 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar over medium-low heat about 3 minutes, without stirring, until golden brown. Watch carefully to avoid scorching. Remove from heat. Stir in pecan halves until coated. Pour mixture onto sheet of foil. Cool until hard, about 15 minutes. Finely chop pecan-sugar candy.
  • 2 Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla until well blended. Stir in chopped pecan-sugar candy.
  • 3 Using about 1 measuring teaspoon dough for each, shape dough into balls and roll in remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Be sure to watch the sugar mixture carefully--it should be a pretty golden brown color when it is caramelized. If it becomes too brown, it will have a scorched flavor.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.