WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Pecan Praline Cookie Thins
An ode to ever popular pecan pie, these simple pecan cookies are made with just 3 ingredients and are deliciously low in fat and calories. The perfect addition to any holiday cookie tray, these lightly sweetened cookie thins also fit the bill any time a pecan pie craving strikes since they are so easy to make.
Making just 8 naturally gluten-free cookies, this small batch recipe is perfect for small families or anyone who doesn't want to be tempted by dozens of leftover cookies. However, it can easily be doubled or tripled for serving larger groups.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Pecan Cookies?
According to my calculations, each 2-cookie serving has about 95 calories.
How to Make Pecan Praline Cookie Thins
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Lightly grease 8 cups of standard non-stick muffin with nonstick spray (I used butter flavored spray).
Step 3: In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg white and sugar until all the sugar is completely dissolved.
Step 4: Stir in the pecans until thoroughly mixed.
Step 5: Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared 8 cups of the muffin tin - about 1 scant tablespoon for each cookie.
Step 6: Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and edges begin to crisp.
Step 7: Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool in tin for 5 minutes before removing cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 8: Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container.
If you can't find "dry toasted" or "dry roasted" pecans, you can use raw, unsalted pecans, you'll just need to toast them first.
To toast your pecans, preheat oven to 350F degrees and arrange the nuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking dish. Once the oven is heated, place the nuts in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes until they are evenly browned and give off a warm, nutty aroma. Stir the nuts, or shake the pan occasionally while toasting to help prevent burning.
What is Coconut Sugar?
Coconut sugar is quite simply the dehydrated sap of the coconut palm. In terms of nutrients and calories, coconut sugar is almost identical to cane sugar, but since it is a plant-based natural sweetener it has a lower glycemic index and is therefore digested and absorbed by the body more slowly.
You'll also find that coconut sugar contains minerals like iron, zinc, calcium and potassium along with inulin, which is a fiber that may help explain why it is absorbed more slowly.
More WW Friendly Holiday Cookies
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- WW Friendly Holiday Spice Crackles
- Fudgy Mint Chocolate Bars
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Pecan Praline Cookie Thins
- 1 large egg white
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup unsalted dry-toasted (or dry-roasted) chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Lightly grease 8 cups of standard non-stick muffin with nonstick spray (I used butter flavored spray).
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg white and sugar until all the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Stir in the pecans until thoroughly mixed.
- Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared 8 cups of the muffin tin - about 1 scant tablespoon for each cookie.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and edges begin to crisp.
- Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool in tin for 5 minutes before removing cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container.
Recipe source: The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook: More than 80 Healthy Treats That Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth without Breaking Your Calorie Budget by Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast with Melissa Roberson
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like these Pecan Cookie Thins, you might also like:
- Sugar-Free 3-Ingredient Almond Apple Cookies
- Salted Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Soft and Chewy Coconut Drops
- Easy No-Bake Samoas
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