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Pecan Coconut Praline Cookies

These Pecan Coconut Praline Cookies are an absolute delight! They’re the perfect combination of sweet, nutty, and chewy, making them a wonderful treat for any occasion. The rich flavor of pecans, combined with the sweet caramelized coconut, creates a cookie that is both indulgent and satisfying. Plus, they’re surprisingly easy to make, requiring just a handful of simple ingredients. Whether you’re baking for a special event or simply craving something sweet, these cookies are sure to impress!


  • 2½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-2½ cups chopped pecans
  • 2½ cups grated coconut


  1. Set chopped pecans, grated coconut, and vanilla aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, and butter.
  3. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil over medium heat and boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and immediately stir in the chopped pecans, grated coconut, and vanilla.
  5. Continue stirring the mixture for about 4 minutes, allowing it to cool slightly and thicken.
  6. Using a spoon, drop spoonfuls of the batter onto wax paper, spacing them apart to prevent sticking.
  7. Let the cookies sit until the batter has hardened and set.
  8. Once hardened, remove the cookies from the wax paper and enjoy!


  1. Can I use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?
    • Either sweetened or unsweetened coconut can be used, depending on your preference for sweetness.
  2. Can I substitute other nuts for the pecans?
    • Yes, you can use other nuts such as walnuts or almonds if you prefer. Just chop them to a similar size as the pecans.
  3. How long will these cookies keep?
    • These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, they can be frozen for up to three months.
  4. Can I use parchment paper instead of wax paper?
    • Yes, parchment paper can be used as a substitute for wax paper when dropping the batter for the cookies.
  5. Can I add chocolate chips or dried fruit to the cookies?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to customize the cookies by adding chocolate chips, dried fruit, or other mix-ins for added flavor and texture.
  6. Can I double or halve the recipe?
    • Yes, the recipe can easily be doubled or halved to make more or fewer cookies as needed.
  7. Can I use margarine instead of butter?
    • While butter is recommended for its flavor, margarine can be used as a substitute if needed.
  8. Can I add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter?
    • Yes, spices like cinnamon or nutmeg can be added to the batter for additional flavor. Adjust the amount to suit your taste preferences.


  1. Be sure to stir the mixture constantly while boiling to prevent it from burning.
  2. Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the wax paper to ensure they set properly.
  3. For a more uniform shape, use a cookie scoop or spoon to portion out the batter onto the wax paper.
  4. Experiment with different variations by adding chocolate drizzle or dipping the cookies in melted chocolate for an extra decadent treat.

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