Menu

Butter Pecan Thumbprints

  • Save Recipe
Butter Pecan Thumbprints
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 36
  • Save
  • Print
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Email
Ready to Make?
  • Save
  • Shop
  • Share
  • Keep Screen On
Celebrate the Season - Fall Baking Recipe Magazine Contest 2010 shared by Mary Shivers from Ada, OK
Updated Feb 1, 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans

Filling

  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray, or line with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the egg and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour, the baking soda and salt. Stir in 1 1/2 cups pecans.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 1 cup pecans. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter with fork until mixture is crumbly.
  • 4
    Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make indentation, but do not press all the way to the cookie sheet. Fill each indentation with about 1 teaspoon of filling.
  • 5
    Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use a thimble or the end of a wooden spoon to make uniform indentations in cookie dough.

Nutrition

150 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 16g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
11g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
© 2021 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved