Pecan Pie Cookie Cups

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This pecan pie easy cookie cup recipe has a sweet pecan pie filling baked inside of a sugar cookie crust to create the perfect holiday dessert. These pecan cookie cups are just like having a bite-sized piece of pecan pie to take a long with you. Pecan pie is a favorite recipe for holiday get-togethers and gatherings, and it's no surprise as it's one of the best desserts you will find. And the crust recipe of these pecan pie cookie cups is made from a sugar easy sugar cookie dough. These pecan pie cups are filled to the top with a homemade pecan pie filling which is amazing. Then after the cups are filled, you can top them with one single pecan before being baked. It's hard to think of a perfect holiday cookie recipe, so good that you will want to start practising so you can have the recipe perfected before the holidays arrive. For the full step by step instructions for this easy cookie recipe, you will want to take a look at the Big Bears Wife site.

For this holiday cookie recipe, there is a dough recipe and the filling recipe. Some of the ingredients you will need for the dough recipe include fine granulated sugar, unsalted butter, egg, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda. For the pecan pie, easy cookie recipe filling you will need extra fine granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, unsalted butter, milk, all-purpose flour, eggs, chopped pecans, and turbinado sugar. For this easy cookie recipe, it suggests using the spoon and sweep method of measuring the flour. For this, you want to use a spoon to fill the measuring cup with flour until the right amount is obtained. Whereas the scooping method of measuring directly from the flour bag will firmly pack the flour which results in too much flour required for recipe. The prep time for this easy cookie recipe is 30 minutes with 26 minutes of baking and 30 minutes for chilling. This holiday cookie recipe makes 24 cookies.

Pecans are full of pecan nutrition. Pecans are high in healthy unsaturated fat and just a handful of pecans a day can help to lower bad cholesterol. Pecans contain a lot of pecan nutrition with more than 19 vitamins and minerals to include vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Just one ounce of pecans provides a lot of pecan nutrition with about 10 percent of the Daily Recommended intake of fiber. Pecans are also rich in age-defying antioxidants. In fact, research that comes from the USDA shows that pecans are the most antioxidant-rich tree nut and they rank among the top 15 foods that have the highest levels of antioxidants.

Pecans are the only tree nut that is native to North America. The first cultivated pecan trees were planted in the late 1600s to the early 1700 hundreds in northern Mexico. The first U.S. plantings of pecan trees were on Long Island, New York. Possibly due to glaciers, pecans died out in Europe about two million years ago. There are about 1,000 pecan varieties that exist, many of which are named after Native American tribes. Today, the U.S. produces about 80 percent of the total world pecan supply. The top states, in order of production, are Georgia, New Mexico and Texas. In 1920 the commercial shelling equipment brought the unshelled pecans to consumers for the first time. You will find this easy cookie recipe on the Big Bears Wife site. On the site, you will find holiday cookie recipes, easy cookies, side dish recipes, main dish ideas, dessert recipes, travel ideas and more. **

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