Tacklebox Thumbprints

Tacklebox Thumbprints

A pecan thumbprint filled with sugary praline filling.

45 min. prep time
2 1/2 dozen cookies
151 Rating



1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 egg, separated
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Chopped pecans


1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar, butter, egg yolk, water, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until well mixed.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Dip each ball into egg white, then in chopped pecans. Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets.

Combine all filling ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil (2 to 3 minutes). Boil 1 minute.

Make small indentation in center of each cookie; fill with 1/2 teaspoon warm filling. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Recipe Tip

If filling crystalizes reheat to a boil.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #12167©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This taste wonderful - kind of like a piece of nut roll in your mouth. The recipe was just perfect. My kids ate these as quickly as they got done.... yum! Have to make more for Christmas since these did not last.

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