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Pecan-Topped Sugar Cookies Recipe

This recipe dresses up refrigerated cookie dough with cream cheese and coconut. Folks love the almond flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) almond paste
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, beat almond paste and cream cheese. Add coconut; mix well. Cut cookie dough into 1/2-in. slices; divide each slice into four portions.
  • 2. Roll into balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Shape 1/2 teaspoonfuls of almond mixture into balls; place one on each ball of dough. Lightly press pecans into tops.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 211 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.