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Pecan Vanilla Pie Cookies

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Category: Holiday, Kids, Cookies, Pies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tube refrigerated Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (I substituted 1/3 cup milk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch each of ginger, cinnamon, and/or cloves ”“ optional* (I used cinnamon)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a mixing bowl, stir pecans and brown sugar with spices, if using. Add in heavy cream and vanilla, mix until well combined.

3. Roll cookie dough into balls that are about 1.25”³ in diameter, and place them on cookie sheets ”“ leave about 2”³ between the cookies.

4. Gently use thumb to press down in the middle of each cookie, making an indentation.

5. Roll thumb slightly to stretch the indentation out a little. Fill each indentation with 1 tsp of pecan filling.

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.

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