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Praline Cookies

No recipe image available.Chopped pecans and plenty of brown sugar give these delicious iced cookies a taste similar to the popular Southern treat.

Recipe Ingredients:

For Cookies:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups all-purpose flour - divided use
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Icing:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cookies: In a large bowl cream butter with shortening until well blended. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, then stir in brown sugar, egg, milk, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda. When thoroughly combined, stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups flour and pecans.
  2. Shape dough into two (10-inch) rolls, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. After dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices and place 2-inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm.
  6. For Icing: Combine brown sugar, butter and cream in a saucepan. Heat to boiling and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and beat in powdered sugar. Drizzle over cookies and sprinkle with pecans.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.