Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies
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Looking for a pretty cookie to put on this years holiday cookie plate--but don't have all day, or a budget to cover an ingredient list forty-eight miles long? These cookies are so easy you won't believe it! And they take just three ingredients--five if you're feeling fancy!MORE+LESS-
Updated September 19, 2014
Betty Crocker Cookies
pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
cup dark chocolate chips
teaspoon sea salt flakes
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, use a fork to mix the cream cheese into the cookie mix until a soft dough forms. Add pecans and mix well.
Roll dough into two logs. Slice into 1/4 thick cookies. Gently form the cookies into rounded circles. (They will retain their shape, so give them a good round shape for the prettiest cookies.)
Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 6-9 minutes, or just until the cookies are set in the center and the bottoms turn a very light golden brown.
Remove cookies and cool completely. Melt chocolate chips in a zip-top bag, snip a small corner from the bag, and pipe the melted chocolate in a drizzle atop each cookie. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes, if desired. Allow chocolate to cool and harden before serving.
More About This Recipe
- The easiest cookies ever? Maybe. The tastiest cookies ever? Definitely. A new holiday cookie favorite? You better believe it.
You know and I know that we secretly turn somersaults when we come across a quick-and-easy holiday recipe. The season gets so insane, it's an absolute relief to come across a proper shortcut. And this cookie, it's a proper shortcut. Supremely simple. Yay hoo.
Threeeee ingredients to make these cookies. That's it!
Pop Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, cream cheese, and chopped pecans in a bowl. Use a fork to mix them together.
A soft dough will form. You may have to use your hands to bring it all together.
Break that dough into two pieces and roll each piece into a log. Slice with a sharp knife and rework the dough as needed to create nice, rounded cookies. Place on a baking sheet and bake until light golden brown.
You can stop here if you want, but two more basic ingredients and one more step, and you'll have chocolate-drizzled, sea-salt sprinkled cookies happening in your kitchen in five minutes flat.
You'll have enough time to dip these babies in a glass of milk and wait for Santa to stop by.
Yours to enjoy – or to share!
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