Pecan Pie Cookies
Like turkey and stuffing, pecan pie is about as celebrated of a Thanksgiving dinner staple as any. From the rich and buttery crust to the caramel-like, nutty filling, the scrumptious dessert is packed with fall flavors that always have everyone at the table coming back for seconds. But not all occasions call for a full-on pie (unfortunately), and because of that, we present to you fall’s favorite dessert—in bite-sized form.Take everything you love about pecan pie and these cookies have it. There’s a crust, in the form of a shortbread-like cookie with a hint of molasses flavoring, thanks to the addition of dark corn syrup. There’s also a filling (warning: it’s addictive) made by simmering together butter, powdered sugar, and corn syrup and then whisking in a flurry of chopped pecans. Both require refrigeration after whipping up, as it prevents the cookies from flattening and allows the pecan mixture to set. But patience is certainly rewarded, in this case, with a decadent, crowd-pleasing treat perfect for any holiday gathering.