February 15, 2016

Pound Cake Cookies

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Love pound cake?  Well, enjoy the tender texture & flavor of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little Pound Cake Cookies!

Pound Cake Cookies ~ Love pound cake?  Enjoy the tender texture of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little cookies.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


In our house, we are huge fans of pound cake.  In my husband's home growing up, classic pound cake was a staple ... So much so, that his mom even had a special dedicated pound cake cupboard.  Now that's a serious dedication to pound cake!

Well, my Southern-born-and-bred husband has passed his love of pound cake along to me.  Before moving to the South from Vermont, I had never had a homemade pound cake.  Little did I know what I was missing!  I'm so happy to be able to say that I have been enlightened to the pure deliciousness of true homemade Southern pound cake.  It's texture and flavor simply can't be beat.

So when I came across this recipe for Pound Cake Cookies, I couldn't wait to give these little bite-sized beauties a try.

I mean, pound cake in cookie form?? ... Yes, please!

And with the added bonus of a pecan half on top? ... That's even more to love.  Mmmm hmmmm, I extra-love that the tops are adorned with pecan halves that get a teeny bit toasted as the Pound Cake Cookies bake.  Great taste and  a pretty presentation ... you can't beat that.

Pound Cake Cookies ~ Love pound cake?  Enjoy the tender texture of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little cookies.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

The texture of these cookies is soft and tender on the inside, with just a slight amount of crunch on the outside.  I like my cookies soft ... so I tend to bake these to the shorter side of the baking time, with not much golden-brown starting to show up on the edges.  If you prefer a tad bit more crunch on the outside of your cookies, bake your Pound Cake Cookies to the longer side of the baking time and allow a little more golden-ness to develop.

As for taste, these cookies are not overly sweet.  With their combination of cream cheese and brown sugar as the recipe's only sweetener, they have an ever-so-slightly-sweet, rich-and-tangy flavor reminiscent of ... well ... cream cheese pound cake, of course.

To make these bite-sized tasty treats, mix up a simple butter-and-cream-cheese-based batter and chill it for at least 2 hours or overnight to stiffen the dough back up before baking.

Once chilled, roll the dough into small balls each about 1-inch in size ...

Pound Cake Cookies ~ Love pound cake?  Enjoy the tender texture of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little cookies.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

... and press a pretty little pecan half into the top of each dough ball.

Pound Cake Cookies ~ Love pound cake?  Enjoy the tender texture of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little cookies.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Bake them up for a short 12 minutes or so, until they're a very light golden brown on the edges.  When baked, the Pound Cake Cookies puff a tiny bit but pretty much retain the same shape they went in the oven with.

Pound Cake Cookies ~ Love pound cake?  Enjoy the tender texture of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little cookies.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Once baked, all that remains is to enjoy the tender texture & flavor of cream cheese pound cake in its new bite-sized form!  We enjoyed this latest batch with a nice warm cup of tea.  But no matter how you enjoy them, Pound Cake Cookies are sure to become a new family favorite ... perhaps even worthy of being stored in their very own special dedicated pound cake cupboard, just like the favorite pound cake of my husband's childhood.

Pound Cake Cookies ~ Love pound cake?  Enjoy the tender texture of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little cookies.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Pound Cake Cookies
Source:  Adapted from Taste of the South, May/June 2015
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 36 pecan halves
Directions
  1. Beat butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; beat until just combined.
  2. Combine flour and salt. Gradually add flour and salt to butter mixture; beat until combined. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Roll dough into 36 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Press a pecan half into the top of each ball.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees until edges are light golden brown, about 12 - 14 minutes. Let cool on pan about 5 minutes; transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Makes 36 cookies.

Enjoy!





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9 comments:

  1. Very tasty sweets! Perfect with a cuppa tea

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    1. Yes indeed ... these Pound Cake Cookies pair beautifully with a cup of tea!

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  2. I agree, Tracey, that you cannot beat a great Southern Pound Cake. My favorite cake, by far. These Pound Cake Cookies look really good too. I love pecans too! We have had way too many sweet treats around the house lately, but I hope to try these cookies before long. I am pinning this to my Cookie Recipes board.

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    1. Hi, Lynn! Pound Cake is just such a classic, delicious dessert. I truly hope you enjoy these Pound Cake Cookies! Thank you so much for the pin and for stopping by.

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  3. The look wonderful and I do like a good soft cookie I was wondering tho, besides putting a nut on top, what else could a person use?

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  5. Your recipe for Pound Cake Cookies sounds super delicious! Will be sure to give them a try sometime! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

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  6. Pound Cake Cookies have unlimited power. It seems I can eat them without stopping. Thank you for sharing your recipe

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  7. Oh my gosh, these are awesome! I bet these would be fabulous for our fall fest!

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