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When I was growing up in New England, I’ pretty sure I never tasted a single pecan. We were a walnut family, as were most of the people in my state. You always put walnuts in cookies, quick breads and trail mix. I’m sure the grocery store probably carried pecans but they never once entered my mother’s kitchen. After college, I moved to Texas. Let me tell you something about Texans….they take their pecan’s VERY seriously! The first year I was there, a friend gave us a huge bag full of pecans from his tree and we spent hours cracking the shells and eating the tasty insides. Since I had so many pecans, I decided to make a pecan pie. Being from New England, I was thrilled to find a maple pecan pie recipe that used maple syrup instead of corn syrup. Can I just say that my southern friends were NOT impressed? In fact, they were downright horrified that I had ruined a perfectly good pecan pie with maple syrup! Sheesh…southerners are very serious about their pecan pie! Do you have an ingredient that your state is known for? Keep reading to learn how to enter the 2016 Eggland’s Best “America’s Best Recipe” Contest and to enter the Eggland’s Best Egg giveaway!
Pecans are just as popular here in Georgia as they were in Texas. When I came across a pecan pie cookie recipe, I was tempted to add chocolate or coconut or some other interesting ingredient. But, no. I decided not to mess with a good thing and risk my Georgia neighbors finding out! Georgia is one of the country’s top pecan producers….over 1000 pecan farmers grow nearly 100 million pounds of pecans every year! Recently, Eggland’s Best Eggs challenged me to create a recipe using their eggs and a local ingredient popular in my state. I knew for sure it had to be pecans. Since my family doesn’t really eat a lot of pie, I decided to make this pecan pie cookie recipe instead.
This pecan pie cookie recipe is so incredibly easy because you make it in a 13 x 9 inch pan and there is no rolling, dropping, or multiple batches to cook. The crust of this pecan pie cookie recipe is a blend of flour, sugar, butter and pecans that is pressed into the bottom of the pan, After being partially baked, it is topped with what essentially tastes like the filling of a pecan pie. Super sweet, lots of pecans, and just absolutely heavenly.
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I cannot stress enough how important high quality ingredients are to your pecan pie cookie recipe. PLEASE do not substitute the real butter with anything artificial. I love Eggland’s Best Eggs because they offer an organic variety at my local grocery store. Did you know that compared to ordinary eggs, each Eggland’s Best egg offers four times more vitamin D, more than double the omega-3s, and contains 25% less saturated fat? By choosing Eggland’s Best eggs over ordinary eggs, you are getting an egg that is fresher, tastes better, and contains more vitamins and nutrients. Combine those eggs with real butter and locally grown pecans and the result was a pecan pie cookie recipe that the whole family loved!
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Easy Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.