Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

These are the ultimate pralines, so buttery and just the right texture, this is one of my family's all-time favorite cookie. (note: since there is no baking time with these cookies... prep time is thermometer cooking time plus prep time)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter 2 cookie sheets, or line with wax paper.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugars, cream and marshmallows.
  3. Cook, and stir over low heat until marshmallows are completely melted.
  4. Cook, over medium heat, stirring occasionally until a candy thermometer reads 234 degrees- 240 degrees (soft ball stage).
  5. WITHOUT stirring or scraping, pour hot liquid into another saucepan.
  6. Add the pecans, butter, vanilla and cinnamon.
  7. Stir rapidly until mixture is thickened and creamy (about 3 minutes).
  8. Drop quickly by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans.
  9. Flatten slightly.
  10. Let stand until set.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
Most Helpful

I am from south Louisiana and this is the real deal. I used marshmallow creme. The candy was melt in your mouth good.

southernlady70052 July 12, 2009

Delicious and easy. Mine didn't quite firm up properly, but it rained today and I didn't know until after making them that humidity makes candy soft. (I'm very new to candy-making.) Thanks for posting the recipe!

anderjl May 13, 2011

I didn't taste those as I am on a very strict diet. But, I made them for my husband. And, he said that they were the best Pralines that he had ever tasted. He said that they had great texture. Even if I didn't taste them - I need to say that the scent of those things were rather tempting. They firmed up and got lovely color. I will surely be making those when I can eat some sweet.

wpartizandcakes December 21, 2009