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Sandwich cookies that use a browned butter filling to give them a wonderful and unique flavor that complements the pecans perfectly.
Combine 1 cup butter and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, pecans and salt; beat at low speed until dough forms a ball.
Divide dough in half; shape each half into 10-inch long log (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter). Wrap each log tightly in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350°F. Cut each log into 1/8-inch slices with sharp knife; place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, melt 1/4 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until butter just starts to brown. (Butter will bubble and foam. Watch closely.) Immediately remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes.
Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough half & half for desired spreading consistency.
Spread 1 level teaspoon filling on bottom-side of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, bottom-side down. Squeeze together gently. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Excellent! A bit time-consuming, but a great recipe. This is a keeper.
I made these for a baby shower and colored the frosting. They were so awesome, I couldn't quit eating them. It's a wonder there were any left for the shower. Everyone raved about them. Browned butter frosting is absolutely amazing.
These are very tasty cookies!! The filling alone is the best reason to make them. I used a pastry bag for the filling. Much easier and faster. I took some of the leftover butter filling and used it between two homemade oatmeal cookies. Fabulous!!
This is THE MOST REQUESTED cookie in our family...and amongst co-workers! I've even froze the dough and saved for cookie baking extravaganzas! This is a fantastic recipe to impress friends and family! HIGHLY recommend giving this tasty recipe a try!
It's very easy to make. my family of all boys just love them. Ieven got a thanks and some hugs for these cookies.
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