Cookies Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies 5 from 1 vote Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe My Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies are a cross between a bar, a cookie, and a pecan pie — and just the thing you need to make during this holiday season! By Gemma Stafford | December 14, 2018 | 16 Last updated on November 11, 2019 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! With the holidays in full swing, I am all about baking with the season’s classic ingredients. While I’m staying true to traditional flavors, I love mixing it up when it comes to how I combine all of these festive dessert building blocks. I’ve shared loads of cookie recipes, but unlike the others, my Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies are a cross between a bar, a cookie, and a pecan pie. Can you think of a better combination? What are holiday pecan praline cookies? Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies start with my Homemade Graham Crackers. While I really like to make my pecan praline cookies 100% from scratch, it is totally fine to take the help where you can get it and use store bought graham crackers, though! Form there, I layer up my grahams with a pecan pie and praline flavored mixture. After baking, the graham crackers and pecan mixture melt together to form the most irresistible treat. I love making a big sheet of the my Pecan Praline Cookies and cutting them into nice sized squares. These have all the flavor or pecan pie, but are handheld and so easy to make. Can I substitute the pecans? I really like the flavor of pecans with praline. I find this nutty combination to be classic world wide for the holidays. If for some reason you don’t like pecans, or you would like to use another nut, feel free because this would also taste lovely with slivered almonds, walnuts, or cashews! How long do pecan praline cookies last? My Pecan Praline Cookies will last up to 5 days covered and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. These make a great gift or make-ahead treat. I love to layer them in a pretty tin and give them as gifts! Get More Cookies! Butter Pecan Shortbread Molasses Cookies Dark Chocolate and Orange Cookies And don’t forget to follow Bigger Bolder Baking on Pinterest! Try These Recipes! Nuremberg Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies)Italian Ricotta Cookies With Christmas Sprinkles3 Easy Christmas Cookies To Bake With KidsPecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies Recipe 5 from 1 vote Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… My Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies are a cross between a bar, a cookie, and a pecan pie — and just the thing you need to make during this holiday season! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 25 squares Dessert Caramel Nuts Thanksgiving Christmas Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 12 minsTotal Time 27 mins My Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies are a cross between a bar, a cookie, and a pecan pie — and just the thing you need to make during this holiday season! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 25 squares Ingredients 18-20 whole graham crackers (about 2 sleeves), store bought or home made1 ½ cups (9oz/255g) (9oz/270g) dark brown sugar packed1 ½ cups (12oz/340g) (12oz/360g) butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon salt2 cups (10oz/284g) pecans, roughly chopped Instructions Preheat oven to 350ºF (180°C). Line a sheet pan (13x18) with foil allowing the foil to overhang pan by a few inches on the long sides.Place graham crackers in single layer on prepared pan. Cover the entire pan. You will have to cut a few of the crackers to fit.Melt butter in a medium-size saucepan. Add brown sugar and whisk mixture together over medium heat. Stir continuously until sugar is fully incorporated. At first the butter and sugar will seem to separate. Just keep whisking till smooth.Bring mixture to a rolling boil, add pecans and continue cooking, stirring frequently for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Be careful as mixture will bubble furiously when you add the vanilla.Working quickly, pour mixture over graham crackers and spread to cover with a knife.Bake for 12 minutes. The entire surface should be bubbly. If not, bake it for bit longer. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.Using foil, transfer bars to a large cutting board and cut into squares. Allow to cool completely before serving. Cover and store at room temperature in an airtight container for 3-5 days.