Praline-Topped Brown Sugar Slices
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Praline-Topped Brown Sugar Slices

These pecan praline cookies use an easy topping that is reminiscent of New Orleans pralines.

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cookies
1 hr 20 min
PREP TIME
3 hrs
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted

Topping

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, 2 tablespoons half & half and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in 2/3 cup chopped pecans.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half; shape each half into 8 1/2-inch long roll. Wrap each roll in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks over waxed paper.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup half & half in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, without stirring, for 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Let stand until desired spreading consistency. Quickly spread over cooled cookies.

Tip #1

If the praline topping hardens too quickly, stir in a few drops of hot water.

Nutrition

100Calories
5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
55Sodium (mg)
14Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  November 12, 2011

On my must make list. Brother loves these and I make him his own batch.

— says Linda
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  December 23, 2010

My family loved these cookies! The top of the cookies is just like a praline and the bottom is soft and buttery. We will definitely be adding these to our regular Christmas cookie list.

— says Angie
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