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Bourbon, Pecan-Praline, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Bourbon-soaked raisins, crumbled pecans in sugar-coated oatmeal cookies.
  • Yields 3 1/2 dozen cookies
  • Details

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup California raisins, chopped
    • 1/2 cup bourbon

    Pecan Pralines

    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) water
    • 1 cup pecan pieces
    • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 3/4 cups rolled oats

    PROCEDURE

    Combine raisins and bourbon in small bowl; cover and steep overnight. Drain and reserve raisins.

    Pecan Pralines

    Line a baking sheet with wax paper; set aside. Measure sugar and water into saucepan and cook until dark amber color. Add pecans and stir to coat well. Pour onto cookie sheet lined with wax paper and allow to stand until hard. Then, break into small pieces; place in food processor and pulse several times until pieces are semi-fine crumbs. Set aside.

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter baking sheets; set aside.

    In large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients together thoroughly. Combine butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla in mixer bowl and beat on medium speed until well blended. Add dry ingredients and mix until well blended and smooth. Fold in raisins, crumbled pralines and oats; mix thoroughly. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, about 3 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Press by hand or with bottom of glass which has been oiled and dipped in sugar, to an even 1/4-inch thickness. Bake at 350°F until firm, 6 to 9 minutes. Rotate pans about halfway through baking to brown evenly. Remove cookies from pans and cool on wire racks.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 160 (39% from fat); Total Fat 7g (sat 3g, mono 3g, poly <1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 20mg; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 21g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 13g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 65mg; Calcium 18mg; Potassium 87mg

    This recipe is found in the following categories:

    Special Diet

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