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Pecan Praline Cookies

Pecan Praline Cookies Recipe

This cookie version of the classic, Southern praline candy combines a brown sugar cookie that’s both crisp and chewy, with a topping of pecans and a generous drizzle of praline icing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 1240kcal


For cookies

  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp butter vanilla bakery emulsion
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

For icing

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • In mixing bowl, combine softened butter and brown sugar. Beat with mixer and well blended.
  • Add egg and beat until fluffy; add butter vanilla bakery emulsion or vanilla mix to blend. Add flour mixture, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until just blended.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons, a few inches apart, onto parchment lined cookies sheets. Using the back of spoon, flatten each cookie slightly.
    Pecan Praline Cookies
  • Sprinkle top of each cookie with about ¾ teaspoon of pecans, pressing pecans lightly into dough. Bake cookies until golden brown, about 10 minutes, and transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
    Pecan Praline Cookies
  • Make icing:
    In a saucepan on the stovetop, combine brown sugar and whipping cream over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until sugar is thoroughly dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Continue stirring and boil for two minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat; blend in confectioners’ sugar and beat with a hand mixer or spoon until smooth – use icing immediately!
  • Using the tip of a spoon, generously drizzle tops of cooled cookies with icing. If icing hardens and becomes difficult to drizzle, warm icing in microwave for 15 seconds and stir.
    Pecan Praline Cookies


Calories: 1240kcal | Carbohydrates: 270g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 217g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 5mg