- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Cover and chill until dough is easy to handle, about 1 hour. Form into 1-in. balls; place 2-in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with fingers; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon pecans. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
- Meanwhile, for icing, combine the brown sugar and cream in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; blend in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Yield: 4 dozen.
Reviews forPraline Cookies
"I hate to be a party-poper (I had to spell that word incorrectly because TOH would't take it spelled right) but I need some help with these!!! I made them twice, first time as directed. They sprawled out so flat they covered the entire cookie pan by the time I took them out of the oven. So, I did some Googling. The second time, I beat the sugar and butter until very fluffy (even though the recipe doesn't say to). I also put the dough in the fridge overnight. My baking powder is new. I got the same results. I'd really like to get these to work. Any suggestions? They have a marvelous taste. I considered altitude (6900') but I don't have this problem with other cookies."
"These cookies are wonderful! They were easy to make and tasted exactly like pralines. I had planned to glaze them, but my family literally devoured them before I had the chance! My husband said these were the best cookies I've ever made. Will definitely make these again and again!Volunteer Field Editor"
"fantastic taste, quick and easy to make, great results. I use parchment paper to make sure bottoms stay lightly browned. Agree with another reviewer that the icing recipe should be halved as it does not reheat all that well for a second batch and really very little is needed on the cookie they are sweet enough to actually not need it other than it enhances the praline flavour"
"These were good.It took time to make these."
"Everyone loved these and they were easy to make. I would probably halve the icing recipe though, because I ended up with almost half of it left over. I will be making these again. Delicious!"