Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Thumbprint cookies just like the famous candy--pecans, caramel and chocolate team up in this bite-sized cookie.
Combine butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb. (Edges may crack slightly.) Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely. Store cookies in a container with a tight-fitting lid for 2-3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
At serving time, combine caramels and whipping cream in bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving 1 minute or until melted; stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon caramel mixture into center of each cookie. Top with pecan half.
Place chocolate chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving 30 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand 2 hours or until set.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
I bake tons of cookies and these are one of the best recipes. I am often asked to bring these for special occasions.
Everyone really liked these
love, love, love them!
Easier than they look and SO delicious!
All I have to say is AWESOME!!!
Delicious and they look wonderful when they're done. Super easy to make too! A keeper for my holiday tray.
best ive ever made.
I call these my showstopper cookies! Not very much work, but they are stunners. This recipe has become a family favorite. It's also easy to adapt to make a no-nut alternative. Leave for 2 days - then the butter comes out in the shortbread. Mmmmm!
these cookies were easy and they were a hit on my cookie trays
THESE HAVE BECOME A HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR ME!! THEY ARE DELICIOUS AND EASIER TO MAKE THATN THEY LOOK!
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