Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pecan Pie Cookies

Its 70 degrees February. We've been planning to go play in some snow today for the last 2 months but obviously that didn't happen. Instead we took our bikes out and rode across the golden gate bridge, wearing t shirts. It's 9pm and I am beat! It was a busy day, but I wanted to share this recipe before I call it a night. I made a half batch of these (since thats all the pecans I had enough for) the other night and by the next afternoon I had eaten them all. It's hard not to eat a cookie whenever you walk by! These are ones i'll be looking for reasons to make. And when I don't find one, i'll make them anyway. Seriously, good stuff. I'm going to bed now!

Pecan Pie Cookies
Bakers Royale

Makes approximately two dozen 2 inch cookiesIngredients:
Cookie portion:
½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup confectioner sugar
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups flour

Pecan Filling:1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
4 ¼ oz chocolate, 65% cacao, melted
1 tablespoon of corn syrup
¼ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Drizzle Finish:2oz. chocolate, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment.
Cream butter, brown sugar and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl lightly beat egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Add egg mixture to creamed butter mixture and mix to combine. Using a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula fold in flour. Chill dough for at least 45 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, place pecans, melted chocolate, heavy cream, corn syrup, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine.

To assemble:
Scoop out approximately 1 ½ tablespoon of dough and flatten it into one hand, then scoop out one heaping teaspoon of pecan filling and place it in the center of flatten dough. Bring the edges of the dough to the center press dough together so that it seals the filling in. Place dough stuffed cookies, seam side down on parchment lined bake sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Finish cookies with chocolate drizzle.
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