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13 December, 2013

Super Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Cookies

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CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chocolate Pecan Pie CookiesI am so excited to be a part of The Everyday Home’s Cookie Exchange…with 30 bloggers bringing you 30 different cookie recipes just in time for Christmas! And if you know me, you know I am all about super easy…and super yummy! And I promise this cookie fits that description perfectly!

The recipe was actually developed by my co-host Baby Kitty who is a big fan of shortbread cookies. We used a pecan pie cookie recipe that we found at the Land O Lakes website and made just a few minor adjustments…like the addition of the chocolate chips.

Click here for a printable version of the recipe.
CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE COOKIES 
from Confessions of a Plate Addict

Cookie:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Filling:
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, continuing to beat at medium speed. Add flour and baking powder a little at a time at low speed until it is well-mixed. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. (I used parchment paper.) Using your thumb, make an indentation in each cookie.
Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl. Fill each cookie with 1/2 teaspoon of filling. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute and remove from cookie sheets to finish cooling. If you like, you may add a few extra chocolate chips to the top of the cookie while they are still warm and press them lightly into the cookie.
Makes 3 dozen cookies. They can be made ahead and kept frozen for up to 3 months. Store in an air-tight container and separate them into layers with wax paper.

Variation of a recipe from Land O Lakes Butter
from Confessions of a Plate Addict at http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com
Click here for a printable version of the recipe.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chocolate Pecan Pie CookiesAnd here they are! I will have to say that for me, this recipe is fool-proof and the cookies are totally fabulous! And I am just gonna say it...these are the best cookies ever! And no one will ever suspect how easy they were to make! 

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chocolate Pecan Pie CookiesAnd if you are a Southerner like me, you can’t have the holidays without pecan pie...but these cookies are a fabulous (have I said they are fabulous?) little alternative!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chocolate Pecan Pie CookiesHere’s one last look at my chocolate pecan pie cookies…yummy! Now if you will excuse us, we have a few props to…uhhh…dispose of! :-)

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Please visit the following blogs to see what cookies
they have "brought" to the Christmas Cookie Exchange...
I am definitely trying some of these in the next few days and bookmarking them all for next Christmas! Click on any picture or the link below it to see your favorite cookies! Enjoy!

Everyday Home Atta Girl Says
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Southern Color Deja Vue Designs
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Shabby Art Boutique All Things Heart and Home
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Town N Country Living Worthing Court Blog
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Lilacs and Longhorns Inspiration for Moms
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Vintage News Junkie Marty's Musings
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Domestically Speaking My Soulful Home
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Virginia Sweet Pea Our Southern Home
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A Delightsome Life Cottage at the Crossroads
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Penny Wise Major Hoff Takes a Wife
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Country Design Style House on the Way
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Fresh Idea Studio Confessions of a Plate Addict
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Stone Gable Create and Babble
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So Much Better with Age Cupcakes and Crinoline
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The Happier Homemaker
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will try my chocolate pecan pie cookies! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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17 comments:

  1. Your cookies look fantastic Debbie! Wish I had a couple to go with my coffee right now:@)

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  2. It's baby kitty that's my motivation to try these. That and a good hot cup of coffee.

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  3. Oh WOW...I think these might be my favorite so far! Thanks so much for sharing and have a an awesome week-end! ~Tammy

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  4. Yum! These are the perfect bite size! I love pecan pie, but these seem a lot easier to make. Pinning for later :)

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  5. Baby Kitty I'm going to join you in loving these cookies for sure!

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  6. These will be so much easier to make than a whole pie. They look better too and easier to share. Well maybe I'll share! :) ~Jeanette

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  7. love these cookies!! Im following you love youir site!!xx

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  8. Debbie - These look wonderful! My mom loves pecan pie and I am going to surprise her with these for Christmas Eve when I see her next. I know that they will be a hit! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

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  9. Omgosh Deb I am going to try and make these, they sound fabulous. Thank you for the recipe!

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  10. YUMMY! You are so smart for adding chocolate! It takes this delicious to a whole new level!!!!! I'll be trying these!

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  11. Oh they look wonderful..one of my very favorite combinations…chocolate and pecans…pinning!!

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  12. Yum! What a great combination of flavors- your photos are wonderful and your team of kitty helpers are too adorable!

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  13. I am a southerner and these cookies will definitely be part of my baking days ahead! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

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  14. Oh, Debbie. These cookies are speaking to me. I love a buttery shortbread cookie, and pecan pie is my absolute favorite. I'm southern through and through.

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  15. My mom would love these! I think I'll make her some for Christmas.

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  16. My husband loves pecan pie. I will definitely be making these sometime soon!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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