When i first making this , i was quite excited , i love pecans , i like anything praline . So when i baked them and took a bite of it , i expected a great flavor . But i found something is missing . Granted i skipped the frosting that was supposed to be on the top of these cookies . I didn’t think it would miss a great flavor by skipping its frosting . After all , i am not really into frosting anyway .
But i was wrong , the recipe makes 2 logs of cookies . The good thing about this cookies was that you can make the dough few weeks ahead of time , esp. with busy christmas time , it’s a big help if you can make the dough way ahead of time . So with these 2 logs , i baked the 1st log and threw the other one in the freezer . Later on , i found out that i needed to make the frosting since the first batch i made , i didn’t add any frosting . Taste wasn’t the greatest .
On christmas eve , i let the dough thaw out in the fridge , and sliced them nicely , and while they’re baking in the oven , i decided not to skip the frosting this time . Made the frosting .. plenty of them , and had to throw away a lot since i only made for half batch . But my suggestion , when you make this cookies , def , make the frosting , it is very important !
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup of shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
2 tbsp. of milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
brown sugar frosting
1. In a large mixing bowl , beat butter , shortening on medium to high speed for 30 seconds . Add sugar , baking powder , baking soda and salt . Beat til combine , add egg , milk and vanilla . Beat til combine , add flour as much as you can with mixer , and 1/2 cup of chopped pecan .
2. Shape the dough into 2-10 inch log , wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap , chill in the fridge or you can throw it into the freezer for future use . Thaw before using . It needs to be chilled at least for 4 hours before slicing and baking them .
3. When you’re ready , slice the dough into 1/4 inch thickness and bake on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet , about 10 minutes or so , 375 F .
In a saucepan , combine 1 cup of packed brown sugar , 1/4 cup of butter , and 1/4 cup of light cream . Bring this to boil for 1 minute and stir constantly . Remove from the heat , add 1 1/3 cup of powdered sugar , stir until smooth and combine . Drizzle this on top of the cooled cookies .