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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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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)

Cellar Door Chocolates | @cellardoorchoco

 

It wasn’t that long ago that Erika Chavez-Graziano, owner and head chocolatier of Cellar Door Chocolates, was a graduate research assistant at UofL preparing to defend her thesis. However, once she realized her heart was no longer in academia she listened to the advice of a close adviser. He told her to pursue her true passion and focus on the truffles she often made for friends and family. The rest, as they say, is history. Erika began Cellar Door Chocolates as a wholesale... (full profile)

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