Rum and Cranberry Pancakes with Butter Rum Syrup.
Let’s talk cookies.
I know that it’s not quite the official cookie season yet, but we are so close. So close that I am actually getting sad that it will be over soon… I know, I know.
Also, who does not love cookies? Cookies are good at ALL times.
I didn’t really mean for these cookies to happen, but then they did, because the name buttery pecan just sounded so delish. Plus, I was dreaming of these cookies I made way back in my first couple of months of blogging. Horrible photos – dang good cookies. AND, it was a snowy, cold day and cookies + maybe just a little hot chocolate are a must on snowy, cold days.
I will not deny that I seem to make the best baked goods when it is snowing.
I realize that in most places it’s not cold enough to snow yet, so I’ll stop about the snow. BUT rain, and especially the freezing cold rain you people in the mid-west and on the east coast get, most definitely calls for cookies. Without doubt. I heard Vermont got some snow and even the people we have making the doors for the barn in San Diego got some rain, their first in about six months
I know that my family back in Cleveland needs some cookies… I heard their Halloween was windy, cold and “miserable” as my Nonnie put it.
And, from all the family texts, it looks like my Uncle Matt is feeding my cousin Maggie, AKA Marge, way too much salmon and not enough um well, chocolate… or butter. Or better yet both. Salmon is good and all guys, but it’s best when followed by cookies. Really now, it’s pretty much the holiday season and we all could use some cookies to get things into gear. Not to mention that it’s Friday, everyone needs a cookie by Friday!
Plus, the whole buttery pecan thing makes these sandwich cookies pretty perfect for the month of November. In my head pecans are so a November kind of food. Pretty sure this is due to that beloved chocolate pecan pie we eat every Thanksgiving. Fruity pies are no go in this house. It’s all about the chocolate.
Anywhooo. I want to tell you all about these Chocolate Drizzled Buttery Pecan and Caramelized Condensed Milk Cookies. Clearly I love them.
They are different from most cookies I make because they are a shortbread base. Honestly, I am not normally a shortbread cookie person, but these cookies just work. Maybe it’s all the butter, all the pecans, or um that chocolate drizzle? Whatever it is, it is addictingly delicious.
The cookies come together so quickly and you can even prepare the dough days in advance. Then whenever you’re ready for them, just slice and bake. It just makes life on busy days, when cookies are in need, that much better. They do need to sit in the freezer for at least thirty minutes though before you bake them. This helps keep all that butter intact while baking.
I know chill times on cookies are so annoying, but you can’t skip the thirty minutes in the freezer. It actually works out perfectly though, because while the dough chills you’re going to want to take your can of sweetened condensed milk and lightly caramelize it on the stove. Typically when caramelizing sweetened condensed milk, it is called Dulce de Leche, but I didn’t want such a strong flavor, so I only cooked the milk for about twenty-five minutes. This creates a super light caramel color and flavor. It’s more like a sweet vanilla cream sauce than a caramel, and it may just be my new favorite sauce. Like wow, so good. If you love sweet vanilla things, these are so the cookies for you.
The chocolate drizzle just kind of seals the deal. Sure the cookies would still be good without it, but I mean, adding chocolate never fails. So DO the drizzle.
But that’s obvious. Right?
Geesh, I hope so, or you are reading the wrong blog.
And I just have to say, thank God for Friday!!
Now let’s eat all the cookies… with a side of hot chocolate.
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Just made these this weekend! They were a hit- everybody loved them! The only trouble I had was the top cookie sliding off when I put the cooled condensed milk on top, but I just pushed them back in place and they stayed put after I stuck them in the fridge with the chocolate drizzle. I’ll definitely make again!
I am so glad these turned out so well for you, Stefani! Thank you!
I have made these for a few years now. Using your recipe I found. Everybody LOVES them!!! I get request to make these the most. Easy and Delicious. Worth the mess! lol
Thank you so much Erica!! So glad you like these cookies!
OhMyGosh I am turning into a complete fan of your recipes! (That’s an upgrade from “instagram stalker” btw)
Anyhow, I’m not sure I understand how much butter to use here and I really want to make these cookies! Is it 2 sticks?
Keep creating beautiful food!
Awe!! Thank you so much, Laura! So happy you are enjoying my recipes!!
It is 2 sticks of butter. So sorry for the confusion. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love the cookies!
Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been too this sute before but after reading
through some off the post I realized it’s new to me.
Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I founhd it aand I’ll bee book-marking and checking back frequently!
Thanks so much! 🙂
Hello, if you could please clarify something. When do you add the 1/4c of sugar? I am assuming when i add the brown sugar to cream it? I want to make these but need to be sure. Thank you and these look amazing!!
Yes, that is correct. Sorry about that, I will fix the recipe. Hope you love it!
I just wanted to update and let you know how grateful I am for this recipe. I have made these numerous times now. I made batches for Christmas for people and everyone Loved them! I have since gotten request to make more. Thanks again.
Ak! These look so good. Think I might have to add these to the Christmas cookies this year.
Thank you! Hope you love them!
Oh my gosh. These are fantastic!
Thank you, Dorothy!
🙂 I really did, thank you!
Saw these on Pinterest and began admiring your photography style. One comment — caramelized condensed milk is also called “dulce de leche,” or milk caramel, so that these could as easily be called “chocolate ganache butter pecan milk caramel cookies,” (even if just in your keywords /wink). Thanks for the photo lesson!
My favorite part of Thanksgiving is having my family all together, the sound of laughter and the smell of cranberries!