Pecan Praline Cookies

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Ingredients

·      1 cup butter or butter substitute

·      ½ cup white sugar

·      ½ cup raw brown sugar

·      1 egg

·      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·      2 cup flour

·      1 teaspoon baking soda

·      ¼ teaspoon salt

·      3 praline candies, smashed

·      ½ cup pecan pieces

Method

-      Preheat oven to 350°

-      In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy

-      In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt

-      Add egg and vanilla to butter and sugar mixture

-      Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients, scraping the sides of the bowl

-      When flour is incorporated, add 3 crumbled praline candies and mix just until combined

-      Place teaspoon-sized balls of dough on a half-sheet pan with 2 inches separating each one

-      Top with pecan pieces

-      Bake in the oven for 11 minutes or until the edges are golden

-      Serve and enjoy

Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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