Praline Cookies

"These are really yummy!! There are a lot of directions but are really easy to make. I make these for cookie exchanges around the holidays."
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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer (or Kitchenaid with paddle attatchement), cream butter and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla. Beat until fully combined.
  • Add dry ingredients, and beat on low speed until combined.
  • Drop batter by rounded teaspoons on to an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake until firm and barely golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Wait 5 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack.
  • In a small saucepan, combine remaining 1 cup brown sugar and cream.
  • Bring to a boil over a medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.Remove from heat.
  • Add powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth.
  • (If frostening thickens too much, thin with heavy cream.).
  • Add pecan pieces.
  • Place cookies on a cooling rack over a lined baking sheet.
  • Spoon about 1/2 teas praline mixture onto each cookie.

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  1. Virginia Chandler
    Ummmmm Ummmmmm GOOD!!! These were so easy to make and DELICIOUS!! For anyone like myself who had never made praline topping before, add the praline topping quickly to your cookies as the topping will start to harden as it cools. I kept mine on the stove on low and brought the cooling rack of cookies to the stove. These were a big hit with hubby who described them as a little taste of New Orleans.
  2. MarZal
    These cookies are AMAZINGLY delicious and the presentation is bakery quality! I entertain a lot and am always trying new recipes, especially around the holidays. Presentation is a big deal for me and these cookies look and taste DIVINE! They are very easy to make, but I must say they are a bit on the rich side so one cookie at a time is plenty for me!
  3. LuckyMe
    These were delicious! I made them to put on cookie trays for the neighbors. Of course we ate more than our fair share. Followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great! Thanks Kennasmommy!
  4. MarlaM
    Just made a batch of these cookie and my 15 year old daughter and I both loved them. I chopped the pecans just a little for the praline topping so we'd get a some in each bite. Both the cookies and the praline topping were very easy to make. Thanks for a great recipe!


I am a stay at home mommy of 2. I have a 4 year old boss (girl) and a 2 year old loverboy. They make every day fun, full, exciting, frustrating and everything in between. I love to cook and like to find things that my 4yo picky eater will like. My hubby and I have gotten to really enjoy the food in this area. We are currently living in the Texas Gulf Coast but are originally from Utah. I have noticed that Southern cooking is an art form with no exacts. I love that!! My husband and I have been together for 12 years and married 6 glorious ones!;) He is a good sport and will try almost anything. I love to bake and strive to be "that mom" that always has a treat for everyone that is fun and good. <img src=""><img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"><img src=""><img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"> <img src="">
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