Whenever my mother-in-law gets upset with me, baking these cookies always seem to cheer her up! I like to call these ‘Peacekeeper’ cookies!

Peacekeeper Cookies are a cherished staple in the realm of Southern baking, celebrated for their rich, buttery essence and the satisfying crunch of pecans. These cookies are a testament to the traditional flavors of the South, where pecans are not only plentiful but are a key ingredient in an array of beloved dishes, from classic pies to delectable pralines. The marriage of buttery smoothness with the nutty, toasted depth of pecans encapsulates the essence of Southern hospitality in every bite, making Peacekeeper Cookies a delightful treat to enjoy with a warm beverage or as a standalone snack.

Serving Suggestions for Peacekeeper Cookies:

Enjoy as a standalone snack with tea, coffee, or a cold glass of milk.

Pair with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an indulgent dessert.

Enhance their gourmet appeal by serving warm with caramel sauce or a pinch of sea salt.

Recipe: Peacekeeper Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla extract.

In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt.

Gradually mix dry ingredients into the wet mixture.

Fold in toasted chopped pecans.

Drop tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets, spacing them apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown at the edges but soft in the center.

Let cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Enjoy your homemade Peacekeeper Cookies as a delightful accompaniment to your tea time or as a special treat any day!

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