Whenever my mother-in-law is feeling upset, baking a batch of these cookies never fails to lift her spirits! I affectionately refer to them as ‘Harmony Treats.’
Harmony Treats are a timeless indulgence cherished by many for their decadent, nutty flavor and irresistible consistency. These cookies hold a special place in Southern culinary traditions, where the abundance of pecans in the region has made them a beloved ingredient. Although the origins of the butter pecan pairing aren’t precisely documented, it is often linked to the warmth and friendliness of Southern kitchens, where pecans find their way into various delectable creations, from pies to pralines. Harmony Treats seamlessly blend the velvety essence of butter with the satisfying crunch of pecans in a delightful cookie form, making them an ideal complement to a soothing cup of tea or coffee.
When presenting Harmony Treats, there are numerous ways to enhance their flavor. They shine on their own as a sweet accompaniment to tea, coffee, or a cold glass of milk. For a more indulgent dessert experience, pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Elevate the homely cookie to gourmet heights by serving a warm piece with a drizzle of caramel sauce or a sprinkle of sea salt. However you choose to enjoy them, these cookies are bound to please a crowd.
Recipe Name: Harmony Treats
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted, chopped pecans
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