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Pecan-Filled Coffee Rings

 Pecan-Filled Coffee Rings
This old recipe was handed down to me by my great-grandmother. The easy-to-handle sweet dough produces two tempting rings that look lovely drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze.
32 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups ground pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

  • In a bowl, dissolve yeast and 2 teaspoons sugar in warm milk; let
  • stand for 5 minutes. In a bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar.
  • Beat in the egg yolks, vanilla and salt. Add yeast mixture and 1 cup
  • flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a
  • soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and

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Pecan-Filled Coffee Rings (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to
  • grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about
  • 1-1/4 hours.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Roll each portion into a 16-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Combine
  • filling ingredients; spread over dough to within 1 in. of edges.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to
  • seal.
  • Place seam side down on greased baking sheets; pinch ends together to
  • form a ring. With kitchen scissors, cut from the outside edge
  • two-thirds of the way toward center of ring at 1-in. intervals.
  • Separate strips slightly and twist to allow filling to show. Cover
  • and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks; cool for 20 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients;
  • drizzle over warm rings. Yield: 2 rings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 195 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.