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Praline Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Praline Cookies, by , is from A Taste of the Spirit - Book II, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Paula Therrell
Added: Friday, October 30, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 Tbs. vanilla
Praline Filling

Praline Filling:
1 stick butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
dash of salt
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter; gradually add powdered sugar, beating well at medium speed with mixer. Add flour, mixing well. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Shape into 1-inch balls; place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press thumb in center of each cookie to make an indention. Bake for 15-17 minutes; do not brown. Cool on wire racks. Spoon about 1/2 tsp. Praline Filling into each cookie indention.
Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Praline Filling:
Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add brown sugar and salt; bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in milk; bring mixture to a boil, and let boil 2 minutes or until it reaches 232 degrees. Remove praline mixture from heat. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth.

Yield: about 1 1/2 cups

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 dozen cookies

 

 

 

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