Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies

Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I am very particular about nuts. I typically do not like nuts in sweets and breads and I do not like pecans and walnuts. I decided to make these cookies for a church function since they were easy and I had all of the ingredients on hand. Also, I knew that I would not want to make a second batch to keep at home because with all of those pecans in it there was no way I was going to like them.

When I tasted part of a cookie, I was shocked, completely shocked. These cookies are so delicious! I was really hoping there would be some leftovers so I would not have to make another batch and thankfully there was. I can't believe I am going to say thins, but I was sad when these cookies were all gone. I never would have thought I would love a cookie packed full of pecans so much.

Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies

  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a medium bowl combine the coconut and pecans. Set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup and butter.
  3. Heat and stir constantly over medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a full boil.
  4. Let boil and continue to stir for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Then stir in the coconut and pecans.
  7. Stir constantly off the heat for 4 minutes.
  8. Drop large spoonfuls of the mixture onto waxed paper or silpats and let harden completely before serving.

The cookies will change color as they cool and harden.

Makes about 20 large cookies.
*Adapted from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

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