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Pecan Sugar Cookie Sticks

Pecan Sugar Cookie Sticks

Today marks the first day of winter, and Christmas is less than a week away, so let the baking commence! Every year, I like to bake up a variety of goodies to take to friends, family and a few people that I think need a little cheer. I grab a few recipes from my arsenal, that I have been baking for years, but then I try one or two new recipes each year. This year I came up with a more simple, shareable version of my mom’s pecan logs. Thus was born Pecan Sugar Cookie Sticks dipped in caramel frosting.

Pilllsbury Sugar Cookie Mix and Caramel Frosting

When you are short on time, or want less mess, Pillsbury has so many great products that can be jazzed up for a surprising treat. This recipe uses Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Mix and Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Caramel Frosting. I am in love with this caramel frosting and am already trying to come up with more ways to use it in recipes.

Pecan Sugar Cookie Sticks on a Platter

What I love about these Pecan Sugar Cookie Sticks is that they make for a beautiful platter of treats to take to a party, or they can be packaged up with the frosting in a cute jar, and given as a gift.

Pecan Sugar Cookie Sticks dipped in Caramel Frosting

If serving at a gathering, I highly recommend a spoon for the jar, so each guest can put a dollop of frosting on their plate. There will be double dipping! The cookies have a nice crunch to them, and great flavor, but nobody can resist using them as a vessel for the caramel frosting to get into their mouth. Yum!

Pecan Sugar Cookie Sticks with Caramel Frosting

Pick up a box of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Mix and prepare according to the package. Instead of creating round cookies though, roll out into 1/2-inch logs and cut into 3-inch pieces. Use a little egg wash for each stick, then sprinkle a pecan and sugar mixture over the top. Bake and serve with caramel frosting. 

 

Pecan Sugar Cookie Sticks
Yields 2
Sugar Cookie logs covered in a pecan and sugar mixture, served with a delicious caramel frosting.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
23 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
23 min
Ingredients
  1. Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Mix
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  5. 2 Tbs sugar
  6. Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Caramel Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Prepare the sugar cookie mix per the instructions on the package, by mixing together the mix, butter and 1 egg.
  3. Once you have the dough, place it on a floured surface. You may need to work a little extra flour into the dough, to prevent it from sticking. Divide into three sections and roll each out into 1/2-inch logs.
  4. From each log, divide into 3-inch long pieces. Place on a baking sheet lined with Parchment paper.
  5. With remaining egg, use a Pastry brush to spread on top of each cookie stick. Sprinkle pecan and sugar mixture over the top and bake for 8-10 minutes, or just until golden.
  6. Serve with Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Caramel Frosting.
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