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 (0 saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 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 User ID: 7698128 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 User ID: 4620457 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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