"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Praline Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Alicia Capece-Joos

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cookies
3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) butter, room temperature
1 cup, packed Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour*

Praline Frosting
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1 cup Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner and set aside.
In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Mix in baking soda and salt until combined. Stir in flour until evenly incorporated.
Drop heaping tablespoon sized portions of dough onto lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until edges begin to golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Praline Frosting:
In a medium saucepan combine butter, cream, brown sugar and salt over medium heat. Heat mixture until it comes to a boil, stirring frequently. Once it comes to a boil, allow it to boil for one minute and then remove from heat.
Immediately add vanilla and powdered sugar, stirring until smooth. Finally, stir in nuts.
Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes and then spread on top of cookies.

 

 

 

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