Prune-Pecan Cookies Recipe
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Prune-Pecan Cookies Recipe

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The prunes in this recipe are finely chopped so no one will need to know they appear in these crisp, lightly sweet cookies.—Lucille Dent, Galesburg, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 7 pitted dried plums
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 24 pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 54 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 0 fruit.


  1. In a blender, puree eggs and plums until finely chopped. Pour into a bowl. Add sugar. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to plum mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Top each cookie with a pecan half. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Prune-Pecan Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p44

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Laurlizabeth 4879
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"These are really delicious! I am not sure what happened with the other reviewer but mine turned out beautifully. The dough is very, very sticky so I put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so before baking and I added 1 tsp of orange extract when I pur?ed the prune and egg in the blender. They are very light and chewy and they freeze well and thaw quickly- perfect to have on hand for surprise guests."

gatewaylorrie 5814
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"Unfortunately, these are too easy to be true. It seems that some ingredient must be missing. After following this recipe, the batter was a dry, floury mess. Nothing held together. Because I hate to waste, I added about a 1/4 c of butter flavored crisco and about a 1/4 coffee brandy, baked for 15 min. They weren't the best, but I did taste the prune in there. Would not make again, and think that taste of home should re-test this one."

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