Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies




About: I am a wife and a mother of two. I love reading, biking, kayaking and playing the recorder.

In this instructable, I will show you how to make Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe you are going to need

(for the cookies)

2 c all purpose flour

3/4 c butter, softened

1/2 c white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 c packed brown sugar

(for the pecan pie topping)

1 c pecan pieces

2 tbsp half and half

1 tbsp light corn syrup

1/4 c packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Step 2: To Start Things Off...

Cream the butter and both sugars together until smooth.

Step 3: Add More Stuff..

Add the vanilla extract and egg to the mixture, mixing thoroughly.

Step 4: Get Out Another Bowl

Combine the flour and salt together.

Step 5: Wet and Dry

Combine the two mixtures together.

Stir until it is combined, but do not over mix the dough.

Step 6: Almost Baking Time!

Form 1 tbsp of mixture into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Press down on the center of each cookie forming the indention to place the topping. You can reshape them if needed.

Step 7: Making the Filling

To make the pecan pie filling, just mix together all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.

Step 8: Fill Them Up!

Top each cookie with the filling.

Step 9: Bake!

Bake in an oven that's been preheated to 350° for 12 minutes.

Step 10: Cool Down

Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Step 11: Enjoy!

I hope you liked the instructable and if you decided to make these yourself, let me know what you think!



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    4 Discussions


    1 year ago

    I am getting so hungry just reading this. Thank you for posting. I am looking forward to having time to bake soon.

    2 replies

    Baking is fun for me but it does not relax me. That is why I look for recipes that look pretty easy but still look great. This one looks perfect for spoiling the kids with a special treat.


    1 year ago

    I don't know if you entered this in a contest or what, but I voted for ya! These look maaaaaahvelous!