Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookies

Sweet, buttery, and loaded with pecan flavour. These butter pecan cookies have an amazing chewy texture and are easy to make.

If you’re tired of making the same old cookies and want to try something new these butter pecan cookies are perfect. This recipe is easy to make and the end result is a decadent unique cookie.

Why You’ll Love These Cookies

Amazing flavour. These cookies are so buttery and have a sweet pecan flavour that is just incredible!

No chilling required. These cookies come together easily and quickly with this no chill cookie dough.

Unique cookie. I sometimes get bored of the classic cookies and it’s fun to try something new! These cookies are a great alternative.

Holiday cookie exchange. Make these cookies a little smaller and they make perfect holiday cookie exchange cookies!

butter pecan cookies

How to Make These Cookies

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

Butter 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.

butter pecans

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. Add in vanilla, egg, and egg yolk. Beat until mixture is well combined.

In a second bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and 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.

butter pecan cookies cookie dough

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.

butter pecan cookies

Storing the Cookies

These cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies keep well up to five days.

HOW TO GET ROUND COOKIES

As soon as the baked cookies are pulled from the oven place a round cookie cutter (a little bit large than the cookies) around the cookies and gently swirl it around. This will give your cookie a round shape. If you don’t have a cookie cutter you can use a glass or a jar lid.

CAN I MAKE THE COOKIES SMALLER?

Yes, you can the cookies smaller. Instead scoop 1.5 tbsp worth of dough and bake for 8-9 minutes.

butter pecan cookies

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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

Ingredients
  

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

Topping

  • 19 halved pecans for decorating optional

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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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