New Orleans Praline Disks

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Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

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Pralines are those addictively rich New Orleans candy patties made from brown sugar, butter, and pecans. These cookies are close in flavor, but a little less rich. Please make sure the butter is really soft for these or they won’t spread and become as thin as they should during baking.


  • cups (about 7 ounces/200 grams) pecan pieces


  1. Set nicks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 375°F (180°C).
  2. Place ½ cup of the pecans in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse until the pecans are finely chopped, but not ground to a powder. Remove and set aside. Combine