Slap ‘Yo Momma Good Praline Cookies

A reader, Heather, emailed me to thank me for this Slap ‘Yo Momma Good recipe and wanted to return the favor by giving me her own Slap ‘Yo Momma Good world famous Praline Cookies that people swoon and fight over. I love my sweet momma, so my expectations were really high for these.

Well Heather…you were right.

Slap.   Your.   Momma.   Good.

I knew I liked Heather even more when she told me her rule is that if you make these more than 4 times you can call them your own. Just givin’ it away for free…

So what makes these cookies so good?

Two words. Browned Butter.

They practically melt in your mouth. They are sinfully rich. One will do ya.

Slap ‘Yo Momma Good Praline Cookies
Prep Time
22 hrs 14 mins
Cook Time
22 hrs 14 mins
Author: Christy Denney
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (reserve 1/3 cup for sprinkling on frosted cookies)
  • ½ cup reserved brown butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the cookies: Place butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat stirring occasionally for 5-8 minutes or until deep brown with small flecks. Butter will melt, bubble, foam and then turn a deep brown, from the bottom up. Be careful at this point, it can burn quite easily once it has turned brown. Remove from heat and pour in another container to stop the cooking process. Take out ½ cup and set aside for frosting.
  3. Beat slightly cooled remaining butter with brown sugar until it isn’t hot anymore. Add eggs, vanilla, soda, powder and salt. Beat thoroughly. Add flour and 2/3 cup chopped pecans.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes depending on size of cookie you scoop out. Small ones are better because this is a VERY rich cookie. Combine frosting ingredients and beat well. Spread over cooled cookies and sprinkle remaining chopped pecans on top. Makes 4-5 dozen.
  5. For the frosting: Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Frosting is thick but you can add a tad more hot water to make it spreadable if you need to.
Recipe Notes

Source: Heather Walker


Speak Your Mind



  1. You are too funny. They must be really really good to give it a slap yo momma good title. they definitely look like they melt in your mouth.

  2. Those look SO GOOD!!! I highly doubt that just one will do it for me… let’s be honest I will likely eat half the batch!:)

  3. Mmmmm, these cookies look so good! I love praline but I don’t think I’ve ever had it as a cookie flavor before. YUM! 🙂

  4. I am gawking as I read! I have SO got to make these…like, first thing in the morning…for breakfast.

  5. YUM! These sound fabulously delicious!!! I love praline and i got to try this browned butter thing…just as soon as this stupid diet is over;(

  6. These do look good! And who doesn’t love icing on cookies?

  7. I’m going to make these right now! They look fab!

  8. Holy Mackerel! Those look so sinfully good. I love pralines. My favorite ice cream flavor actually…pralines and cream! Yum, yum, yum. I want some now.

  9. Browned butter and pecans completely set the stage for this cookie. The name says it all, delicious!

  10. I’ve heard about how wondrous brown butter is in recipes. Your cookies must have a delicious depth of flavor and with that frosting on top of them, I’d say they’re irresistible. I’m going to be holding a new linky party on my blog this Saturday called “Sweets for a Saturday.” I do hope you’ll come by and link these up.

  11. You had me at Pecans! I love pecans. These look fabulous.

  12. Wow! I would love to make these for my dad; he loves pecans!

  13. These look awesome, and with browned butter and all brown sugar, I know they have to be great!

  14. MMMM! These look amazing! My mouth is watering as we speak!

  15. oh my goodness, you had me at browned butter! what a lovely cookie, you have a wonderful blog!

  16. I LOVE browned butter! Have you tried the Paula Deen’s Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting? Oh yum!! If these are anything like that recipe, they will be fabulous!!

    Hey..head on over to my blog, we are giving away a $400 Bosch Mixer! With a Bosch you could whip up a HUGE batch of these cookies 🙂

  17. I definitely have a soft spot for browned butter!!!

  18. I just blogged about these because they were AWESOME! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. These look awesome!! I love the frosting on top! Yummy! 🙂

  20. How great to use the browned butter in the frosting too. They look amazing!

  21. Drooling looking at these. Drooling more when I see the recipe calls for brown butter. Brown butter and pecans are two of my favorite things. These cookies need to be made (and devoured soley by me) ASAP.

  22. Rich is right.. One hitter, quitter cookies for sure :)Great recipe! Thanks

  23. Oh wow! I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to make these for may dad for Father’s Day. He looooves pralines. These cookies are sooooo delicious. I was intimidated, at first, by the browned butter. But it was so easy and would not have been the same without it!!! Thank you!!! I think these are my new favorite cookie!! My dad MAY get some! ha

  24. Hi! I really want to make these cookies for a “bake off” I have on Wednesday. I bake a lot but, I’m not sure what brown butter is?

    Thanks for your help! I stumbled upon your website a few weeks ago and have already used 3 of your recipes.


    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Browned butter is when you cook the butter on the stove for about 5-7 minutes or until the butter turns a light brown color. I’ll update the instructions to make it clearer.

  25. Joyce scharbrough says:

    I plan on making these• praline cookies, but would like to know if you can freeze them successfully after frosting them? Thank you.