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Praline Cookies (P, TNT)
Source: Unknown
Yield: 36 cookies

1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 3-1/2-ounce bars truffle-filled Swiss dark or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Prepare greased cookie sheets.

In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a flat beater, combine flour, margarine, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla and egg. With a wooden spoon, mix in chocolate and pecans. Wet hands and roll dough into walnut sized balls, place onto greased cookie sheets 2" apart. Using a damp flat bottomed glass, press down each of the balls to flatten cookies. Bake for 12 minutes.

Poster's Notes:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Experience Level: Beginner

I made this recipe a few weeks ago with raw sugar (replacing the white sugar) and you can see the little grains of sugar on the bottom of the cookie after it cooked. They were delicious. This week I made the same recipe with regular white sugar and they were amazing but In my opinion they tasted better with the raw sugar. (now who else would be nutty enough to taste test something like that?) It's almost a sweeter sugar when baked in the cookie.

According to the Food Lover's Companion "...raw sugar, the residue left after sugarcane has been processed to remove the molasses and refine the sugar crystals. The flavor of raw sugar is akin to that of brown sugar. In this raw state, however, sugar may contain contaminants such as molds and fibers. ..... turbinado sugar is raw sugar that has been steam cleaned. ....a delicate molasses flavor..."

In short, It's yummy!!!

Posted by Valerie Kanter

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A