Pecan Pie Cookies

            

Ingredients

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

Optional

¼ cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chip for decorating

 

Instructions

 

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. Cool until set.

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