Pecan Caramel Thumbprint Cookies are a delicious and decadent dessert made with a soft and buttery shortbread cookie base, filled with rich and gooey caramel, and topped with a crunchy pecan.
To make these cookies, a simple shortbread cookie dough is mixed together using flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. The dough is rolled into balls and then indented with a thumbprint to create a well for the caramel filling. The cookies are baked until golden brown and then filled with homemade or store-bought caramel sauce. A pecan half is then placed on top of the caramel filling to finish off the cookie.
The result is a sweet and nutty treat with a perfect balance of textures and flavors. These cookies are great for special occasions, holidays, or just as a sweet snack.