Recipe - Praline Pecan Thumb Print Cookies

Terri Lynn Recipes Praline Pecan Thumb Print Cookies

These thumb print cookies will melt in your mouth! Homemade caramel sauce and our praline pecan halves make them truly special.


  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Butter
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • ½ cup Terri Lynn Praline Pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 6 tbsp Butter, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup Heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Beat sugar, butter, vanilla & salt together.
  • Mix in flour.
  • Mix in pecans.
  • Roll into balls.
  • Coat in Turbinado sugar.
  • Press thumb into center of each ball.
  • Freeze for 10 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Fill each cookie with a little caramel sauce (see below).
  • Top with a pecan.
  • Cook sugar and water over medium heat 8-12 minutes, barely stirring, until the mixture thickens and turns a deep amber color.
  • Whisk in butter.
  • Remove from heat, pour in cream, whisking continuously.
  • Whisk in vanilla & salt.
  • Let cool.

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