These cookies are always a hit with my friends. They are soft and delicious!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream together white and brown sugars, butter or margarine, eggs, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Spoon in flour and mix well. Mix in 1 cup chopped pecans.

  • Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool, then place filling on one cookie and put together like a sandwich.

  • To Make Filling: Mix together cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and 1 cup chopped pecans (optional). Spread on cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; 18.1 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 240 mg sodium. 52.7 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
These cookies did not need the cream cheese frosting at all - in fact I thought it detracted from how good these cookies were. If this recipe were for the cookies alone I would have given it 5 stars. I would recommend adding the baking soda to the flour before adding it to the mix and I was slightly scared by how crumbly the mixture was but with a little heat from my palms it stuck together and turned out great. As my husband said they taste like chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips. Thanks! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
These cookies did not need the cream cheese frosting at all - in fact I thought it detracted from how good these cookies were. If this recipe were for the cookies alone I would have given it 5 stars. I would recommend adding the baking soda to the flour before adding it to the mix and I was slightly scared by how crumbly the mixture was but with a little heat from my palms it stuck together and turned out great. As my husband said they taste like chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips. Thanks! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
These cookies did not need the cream cheese frosting at all - in fact I thought it detracted from how good these cookies were. If this recipe were for the cookies alone I would have given it 5 stars. I would recommend adding the baking soda to the flour before adding it to the mix and I was slightly scared by how crumbly the mixture was but with a little heat from my palms it stuck together and turned out great. As my husband said they taste like chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips. Thanks! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
DELICIOUS!!! I made these as a desert for some company we had over the weekend and they loved them! THe kids loved them their kids loved them I got exactly 24 cookies just like the yield suggested. They were fabulous so soft and chewy. I am making these for Valentines day for my sons class and I am going to use red food coloring in the icing! Will definately keep this recipe thank you. Oh yea I used shortening instead of butter. I always get a softer cookie that way. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2007
I love cream cheese so I decided to make these. The taste at first is odd but you get used to it and they actually are quite delicious. My family ate them all in one day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2006
Very easy to make with a fantastic chewy taste. I made these for Christmas and put red food coloring in the dough. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2010
Definitely did not need the cream cheese filling. I thought that it made the cookies overly sweet. My family does not like pecans so we used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead and they turned out really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2004
This was the best recipe I have ever made -- my family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2012
I rarely ever make a recipe that hasn't received more than 100 ratings and reviews. But when I found I had some extra cream cheese I found this recipe and it sounded good. I also hardly every give a recipe a review either. These cookies were KILLER! My husband only ever wants chocolate chip cookies (and only my recipe) when I make cookies. But since I made these last night he is begging me to make them again. FANTASTIC! I didn't add the nuts to the filling because I prefer a creamier filling but I kept the rest the same. Great dough - nice and stiff but not dry. Cooked beautifully. Read More