Texas Baker Turns Pecan Pie Into Winning Cookie Recipe

First Place, TexasThe 2017 Dallas Morning News Central Market Holiday Cookie ContestOfficial State Pie of Texas CookiesPhyllis Bustillos, Alvarado1/4 cup dried figs, chopped1/2 teaspoon fresh orange zest2 tablespoons butter, melted1/2 cup Texas pecans, chopped and roasted1/3 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup light corn syrup1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon salt2 eggs1 Brenda’s Best Flaky Pie Crust (recipe follows)1/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips, melted, for decoration  Continue reading...

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