Caramel Pecan Cookies Recipe

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Caramel Pecan Cookies
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  1. Make crust: Grease a 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan, then line with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on both ends, and grease foil.
  2. Follow recipe for basic butter cookies to make dough (do not chill), then press dough evenly onto bottom of baking pan, using plastic wrap on top to prevent dough from sticking to your fingers, and chill until firm, about 20 minutes.
  3. While crust chills, put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Bake crust until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack 20 minutes. (Leave oven on.)
  5. Make topping while crust cools: Cook sugar in a 2 1/2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, undisturbed, until it begins to melt. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally with a fork, until sugar is melted to a deep golden caramel. Tilt pan and carefully pour in cream (caramel will harden and steam vigorously). Cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until caramel is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla, salt, and pecans.
  6. Immediately spread topping over cooled crust and bake until bubbling, about 20 minutes. Cool completely in pan on rack, about 2 hours.
  7. Run a heavy knife under hot water, then wipe dry and cut confection into 2-inch triangles, diamonds, or squares.
  8. Cooks' note: Cookies keep, layered between sheets of wax paper or parchment, in an airtight container at room temperature 1 week.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 937.53 Kcal (3925 kJ)
Calories from fat 662.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 73.61g 113%
Cholesterol 62.43mg 21%
Sodium 405.25mg 17%
Potassium 354.68mg 8%
Total Carbs 71.96g 24%
Sugars 62.01g 248%
Dietary Fiber 6.8g 27%
Protein 8.39g 17%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 82.3mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 516.45 Kcal (2162 kJ)
Calories from fat 364.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.55g 113%
Cholesterol 34.39mg 21%
Sodium 223.24mg 17%
Potassium 195.38mg 8%
Total Carbs 39.64g 24%
Sugars 34.16g 248%
Dietary Fiber 3.75g 27%
Protein 4.62g 17%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 2%
Iron 1.2mg 13%
Calcium 45.3mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 24.1
  • 27

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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