New Orleans Praline Disks
Post submitted by Phyl.
For one of my contributions to this Section, I made New Orleans Praline Disks. I love pralines, so I was excited to find a cookie that has a similar flavor profile.
The cookies were easy to make. I pulsed pecans and brown sugar in the food processor, then beat butter, more brown sugar, and the pecan-sugar mixture with the mixer until it was well combined. I beat in an egg and vanilla, then mixed in flour.
The recipe said to roll a teaspoonful of dough in between your palms, but I found that using a small scoop made perfect dough rounds.
After putting the dough on the pan, I flattened the cookies slightly and sprinkled the tops with chopped pecans.
I baked the cookies at 375°F for about 12 minutes, until they were firm and well-browned around the edges.
I made some crispier than others, and I found I liked the slightly chewier ones better.
These were really delicious cookies. The flavor reminded me of pralines — buttery and sweet, with a strong pecan flavor — but they weren’t as rich as real pralines. But they were a lot easier to make, so I’m sure they’ll be showing up around here on a regular basis.