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Butter Pecan Cookies

Jessie M
Sweet, buttery, and loaded with pecan flavour. These butter pecan cookies have an amazing chewy texture and are easy to make.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 19 large cookies


Buttered Pecans

  • 1 & 1/4 C finally chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Buttered Pecan Cookies

  • 3/4 C salted butter at room temperature
  • 1 C brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 19 halved pecans for decorating optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Buttered Pecans

  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add in chopped pecans and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
    1 & 1/4 C finally chopped pecans, 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Cookie Dough

  • In a large bowl or stand mixer cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. You want to do this for a good 3 minutes.
    3/4 C salted butter, 1 C brown sugar, 1/2 C white sugar
  • Add in vanilla, egg, and egg yolk. Beat until mixture is well combined.
    2 tbsp vanilla extract, 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • In a second bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
    2 C all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt
  • Add dry ingredients into wet and mix until just combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the butter pecans.
  • Scoop 3 tbsp sized balls of cookie dough and place on the lined baking sheet 2 inches apart. Top the cookies with a halved pecan each.
    19 halved pecans for decorating
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown on the edges. The centres will not seem fully set but let will stiffen up after cooling.
  • Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet after baking.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature. 
If you forgot to take your eggs out of the fridge to warm to room temperature, you can run warm water over the eggs to heat them up. Careful not to use hot water or you will cook them. 
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