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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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