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Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pianist88

Makes 36 servings



You could easily use walnuts, pistachios, or cashews in place of the pecans.

Recipe Ingredients for Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup smart balance
3 ounces fat free cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecans

Recipe Directions for Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Coarsely chop half of the pecans and spread them on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until the nuts are fragrant. Set aside to cool.

  2. Whisk together the flour and salt in a large bowl.

  3. Beat together the smart balance and cream cheese in an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat for another minute. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the flour and salt until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in the toasted pecans.

  4. Transfer the dough to a work surface and roughly shape into a 8-inch log about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap log in plastic wrap and place in the freezer until firm, about 4 hours, but overnight is best. The dough can sit in the freezer for up to two weeks and about a month if wrapped and then placed in an airtight container.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350F. Finely chop the remaining pecans. Unwrap the log of dough and roll in the pecans. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Space 1-inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone mats.

  6. Bake cookies for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are a lightly golden. Rotate the cookies halfway through to ensure even baking. Let cool on the sheets for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 22.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
9.6g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
1.5g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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