Recipe courtesy of Nadia G
Pecan Jewel Cookies with Spicy Jam Filling
Total:
2 hr
Active:
45 min
Yield:
About 36 cookies (3 dozen)
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr
Active:
45 min
Yield:
About 36 cookies (3 dozen)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup raspberry jam (the jam should have a thick consistency because it spreads during baking)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 large eggs, separated, white and yolks reserved separately
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Roast the pecans on a baking sheet until fragrant and toasted, 7 to 9 minutes. Set aside to cool, and then pour into a shallow dish. Mix together the jam and cayenne in a small bowl until the cayenne is evenly distributed.

Cream together the sugar and butter in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Beat in the egg yolks, vanilla and salt until combined. Reduce the speed to low and beat in the flour until just combined. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls (about 2 teaspoons dough per ball).

Lightly beat the egg whites in a small bowl. Brush or roll the dough balls in the beaten egg whites and then roll each ball in the chopped pecans. Place the balls 2 to 3 inches apart on the baking sheets. Press an indentation into the center of each ball using a thick straw, chopstick or the end of a wooden spoon, and then fill the hole with a small amount of filling, about 1/2 teaspoon. Bake until the edges turn golden, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool completely on the sheets on a wire rack.

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