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These Butter Pecan Nuggets are small bites of buttery shortbread with a pecan half in the center of the dough. Topped off with a light glaze drizzle and some festive sprinkles, these are a great cookie to put out on your holiday cookie tray!
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Butter Pecan Nuggets are a winner recipe and a long time favorite of mine! The buttery shortbread cookie dough has a toasted pecan hiding inside. I always put a roasted and salted pecan half just because I like the sweet/salty contrast!
Drizzled with white frosting and decorated with blue and white sparkly sugars. Or, you could go with red and green for a different color scheme. In either case, these cookies are still delicious and festive!
These cookies are really easy to put together and start out a bit different from your normal cookie recipe. It all starts in the saucepan! All of your ingredients except for the flour goes into the pan and cooked over the stove-top until the butter is melted and all ingredients have been combined.
HOW DO YOU GET THE PECAN IN YOUR BUTTER PECAN NUGGETS?
WHAT FLAVOR EXTRACT CAN YOU USE IN BUTTER PECAN NUGGETS GLAZE?
MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THESE TIPS BELOW FOR A SUCCESSFUL BUTTER PECAN NUGGET RECIPE!
- Watch the sugar/butter mixture carefully while on the cooktop. You don’t want this to start boiling, just bring it to melting temperature.
- Gradually add the flour to your sugar mixture. Adding it all at once will make it difficult to combine.
- When wrapping the pecan in the dough, you may need to squeeze the dough in your fist to compress it.
- Cool the nuggets completely before drizzling with icing
- Bonus tip! To reduce your mess when drizzling with icing, be sure to do so on a cooling rack with some parchment paper underneath the rack to catch any icing drips!
The only hard thing about this recipe, besides wanting to eat one after another, is deciding which colored sprinkles you like best. Do you want the blue and white, or the red and green? Oh, decisions can sometimes be so difficult!
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Spread pecans in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Toast in a 325 oven for about 12 minutes or til golden. Remove and cool. In a medium saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Heat and stir til butter is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool. Stir in flour til well mixed. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Press a toasted pecan half into each ball and enclose nut in dough to form an oval. Place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or til done. Remove and cool. Stir together powdered sugar, clear vanilla and enough milk to make of drizzling consistency. Place frosting in decorating bag and cut at the very tip to make a small hole. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 2 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170 Total Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 20mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Protein: 2g
Spread pecans in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Toast in a 325 oven for about 12 minutes or til golden. Remove and cool.
In a medium saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Heat and stir til butter is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool.
Stir in flour til well mixed. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Press a toasted pecan half into each ball and enclose nut in dough to form an oval. Place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or til done. Remove and cool.
Stir together powdered sugar, clear vanilla and enough milk to make of drizzling consistency. Place frosting in decorating bag and cut at the very tip to make a small hole. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
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