Monday, March 10, 2014

Fudge Filled Pecan Cookies

Another of our favorite cookies (yes, I realize that it seems like we have a lot of favorite cookies...) are these Fudge Filled Pecan Cookies.  They are just so good! 

The cookie is crisp, buttery with toasted pecans, and the homemade fudge filling is oh-so-chocolately and rich.  We love them and hope you will too!

Fudge Filled Pecan Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped, toasted pecans
  • additional powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
In a large bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in vanilla.  Gradually add flour to creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in pecans.

Roll into 1 inch sized balls.  Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Using the floured end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.  Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Roll warm cookies in additional powdered sugar; cool on wire racks.

In a microwave or in a saucepan on the stove top, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in the corn syrup, water and shortening.  Spoon or pipe into cooled cookies.  I put the filling into a sandwich baggie, squish it all down to one end, and clip a tiny corner off - this works as a great, easy to clean piping bag!  Makes about 4 dozen.

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