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Tacklebox Thumbprints

A pecan thumbprint filled with sugary praline filling.

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45 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time



1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® 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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease cookie sheets; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, butter, egg yolk, water, baking powder, and salt in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Place egg white into bowl.  Beat with fork until frothy.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 6

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

Tip #1

If filling crystalizes reheat to a boil.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

90 Calories
4.5 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
85 Sodium (mg)
11 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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