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Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe for Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies - One of my favorite pies in changed up to be in cookie form. YUM!

Recipe for Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies – One of my favorite pies in changed up to be in cookie form. YUM!

Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies
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Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

One of my favorite pies in changed up to be in cookie form. YUM!

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
    Filling:
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup (light or dark)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Beat butter until creamy. Add half of the flour with sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. While you dough chills make your filling. In a small saucepan, combine powdered sugar, butter and corn syrup. Stir until melted and just boils on the edge. Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Set in fridge on a hot pad, cooling for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Roll in egg whites or you could brush it on.
  4. Press center down with your thumb.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove from oven so you can fill centers.
  6. Add a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of your pecan pie filling. Don’t add too much or it will bubble over your cookie.
  7. Bake for 5-7 more minutes or until golden brown. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.

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