Butter Pecan Cookies


I made a batch of these to pair with my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for the Bake Sale for the American Heart Association. I’m hoping I get a few more follower’s by sticking my tags on the bags… or even if you’re coming for the recipe! 🙂

These are awesome cookies, there are a TON of recipes out there, but I found one that seemed straight forward and of course… tweeked it! They’re pretty crumbly so next to the moist Pumpkin Cookies it could be a weird contrast… but they’re both delish, I just wish I could have squeezed more in each bag!!



  • 1-1/4cup crushed pecans (Honey roasted if possible)
  • 2 sticks butter, room temp.
  • 2/3 cup sugar, plus more for coating
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Crush the pecans with a food processor or rolling-pin.
  3. With an electric mixer cream butter and sugar for 2 mins. Beat in the vanilla, salt and flour scraping down the sides of the bowl. Just until dough comes together. Fold in the pecans.
  4. Squeeze and shape dough into 1.5″ diameter balls (it seems large but you want them thick) Roll in sugar, place 3″ apart on a baking sheet.
  5. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass, reshaping the sides, then sprinkle with more sugar.
  6. Bake until golden brown, ~15 mins. Cool on wire rack.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. KennyT says:

    Are you gonna send me some? LOL!

    1. Haha awww! They’re SOO easy you could do it!!

  2. Mom says:

    They look so good in the bags!!! You probably sold a lot of them too!!

  3. cookingupaphd says:

    Looks like you’ve been cooking up a storm! Yum.

  4. BitterSweet says:

    Oh yum, these look like they would make perfect holiday gifts, too!

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