Sunday, December 6, 2015

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies 
1 prepared single pie crust (homemade or purchased, I used Pillsbury)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
½ cup pecans, chopped...
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup corn syrup
2 eggs
⅛ teaspoon salt

¼ cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chip for decorating.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large non-stick pan, combine butter, pecans, brown sugar, corn syrup, salt and eggs. 

Cook on the stove top over medium-low heat just until thickened. (You don't want it dry, just slightly thickened, about the consistency of pudding). 
Remove from heat and set aside.
Unroll dough and using a 3" cookie cutter, cut out circles. 

Gently fold about ⅛-1/4" up on the edges.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of the pecan mixture into each circle.
Place on a parchment lined pan (it's important to line it) and bake 8 minutes or until filling is just set. 

Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Place chocolate chips in a small Ziploc bag (use brand name, the store brands tend to leak). 

Microwave about 15 seconds or until mostly melted. 
Snip off a tiny corner of the baggie and drizzle chocolate over the cookies.