Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour

For the filling

  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or bourbon)
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

For the caramel drizzle

  • 4 ounces caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more as needed

Preparation

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