I was looking through my blogger posts and found this little number. This post was hiding among the other 90 or so posts that I had and it seemed as if I had totally forgotten to post it. Luckily enough, I didn't have time to make anything thing this weekend and this magically appears. Wouldn't you call this a sign? ha.
This "Praline's N' Cream" Cookie goes way back to my "Ice Cream Into Cookies" Project. I had a request to turn this flavor from Baskin Robbin's into a cookie. I have never tried this flavor of ice cream before but I gave the cookie a shot anyway. Whether this matches the flavor of the cookie, I have no clue. lol. Until I taste that ice cream I will never know. Maybe you've tried that ice cream before?
-Not much really. It's really just making a chocolate chip cookie but with pecans. If you can make chocolate chip cookies, you can make these.
Taste: If you like pecans, this is the cookie for you. Packed with pecans giving the cookie a distinct flavor. A sort of "smokey" sweetness from the caramel and a vanilla flavor from the white chocolate.
Texture: Chewy cookie with an added crunch from the pecans and a "creaminess" from the chocolate and the caramel drizzle. The outer coating of the pecans themselves created a chewy quality to them as well.
"Pralines N' Cream" Cookie (Makes 1 Dozen 5 inch Cookies or 4 Dozen Mini Cookies)Ingredients
Recipe by Me
Recipe by Me
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups of Pecan Praline Morsels
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
Place the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer; cream together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Beat in the vanilla and eggs. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and continue to mix until a smooth batter forms. Turn off the mixer and fold in the Pecan Pralines and chocolate chips using the spatula.
To form the cookies, scoop about 1/4 cup of cookie dough into your hands and roll it around into a ball; place them about 3-inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets; you should get about 4 cookies on each pan. Press down the tops of the dough slightly and bake until the cookies are light brown, 12 minutes for chewy cookies, or about 15 minutes for crispy cookies.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough/cookie sheets.