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Frosted Brown-Sugar Pecan Cookies

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 32

Made with yogurt and pecans, and iced with sweet powdered-sugar frosting, these cookies are perfect for a coffee break or dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

TBSP Susan
June 15, 2015

Ingredients

1
to 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
1/2
cup butter-flavored shortening
2
large eggs
1
cup vanilla flavored yogurt
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup chopped pecans
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
-1/2 -1/2 cups flour
Butter frosting (recipe below)

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 357° F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat shortening and brown sugar until smooth. Add eggs, yogurt and vanilla and mix until well blended. Add remaining ingredients.
  • 3
    Drop by rounded spoon onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 357° F for 10 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Transfer to wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Expert Tips

  • FROSTING: Melt 1/2 cup butter and add to 3-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar. Stir. Add 5 tbsp boiling water. Stir until smooth. Add 1 tsp vanilla. Frost each cookie, immediately adding a pecan half if desired. (If frosting becomes hard to work with, add additional boiling water, a tsp at a time.)

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
24g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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