Pecan Pie Thumbprints Recipe

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  1. To make dough, combine butter and cream cheese in bowl of electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until well blended, about 1 minute. Mix in sugars and beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes more. Blend in vanilla extract. With mixer on low speed, mix in pecans, salt and flour just until fully incorporated. Cover bowl and transfer to refrigerator. Chill dough for about 30-60 minutes.
  2. While dough is chilling, make filling. In medium bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, corn syrup, egg yolk, vanilla and salt. Whisk just until blended. Stir in pecans.
  3. Preheat oven to 350?F. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Scooping about 2 tablespoons of dough at a time, roll dough into balls. Place dough balls on baking sheets 2-3 inches apart. Use your thumb (or wine cork) to make a small round indentation in the center of each dough ball, about 1 inch in diameter. Fill each indentation with some of pecan filling mixture.
  4. Bake cookies, rotating pans halfway through, until light golden and set, about 16-18 minutes total. Cool briefly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire rack set over wax paper or foil. Let cool completely.
  5. To make caramel drizzle, combine the caramels and heavy cream in small microwave safe bowl. Heat in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until caramels are fully melted and mixture is smooth. If needed, add more cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, mixture reaches drizzling consistency. Drizzle caramel over cooled cookies on wire rack. If caramel begins to harden, microwave for 10 more seconds and stir to rewarm.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 665.77 Kcal (2787 kJ)
Calories from fat 419.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.61g 72%
Cholesterol 80.82mg 27%
Sodium 127.55mg 5%
Potassium 214.99mg 5%
Total Carbs 58.89g 20%
Sugars 34.8g 139%
Dietary Fiber 3.44g 14%
Protein 7.43g 15%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 66mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 491.23 Kcal (2057 kJ)
Calories from fat 309.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.39g 72%
Cholesterol 59.63mg 27%
Sodium 94.11mg 5%
Potassium 158.63mg 5%
Total Carbs 43.45g 20%
Sugars 25.68g 139%
Dietary Fiber 2.54g 14%
Protein 5.48g 15%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Calcium 48.7mg 7%

* 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

  • 16.5
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

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