If I could take credit for these wonderful cookies I would. My friend Lisa has been making large batches of these for our family for a few years now. She has been known to spoil my daughter Courtney, (check out Courtney’s Blog) with special chocolate cakes. Lisa is a great baker and actually, she should have her own blog. I will have to talk with her about that. I know that she got the recipe from Taste of Home, here is the link. Usually, when she brings a batch by, (usually for an event or a gathering) we’ll find cookies all over the house in little hiding places. I made them today for my hubby’s fishing trip and for a friend that I owed a treat to for a “pay it forward” thing. They came out really good and I also,made a tray without rolling them in nuts, for Courtney. You should definitely try these delights, they are crispy on the outside and chewy in the center. Oh, and did I mention these were a contest winner!
Double-Drizzle Pecan Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 square semisweet chocolate (1 ounce)
1 tablespoon butter
In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the pecans, covering completely.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten slightly.
Bake a 350º for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.
Let cool on baking pan for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
In a small saucepan, bring brown sugar and whipping cream to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in confectioner’s sugar. Immediately drizzle over cookies.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter until smooth.
Drizzle on top of the caramel on the cookies. Let stand until set.