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butter pecan cookie recipe

Make southern pecan cookies with our easy butter pecan cookie recipe.  You can enjoy homemade butter pecan cookies any day with this Texas pecan cookie recipe.

butter pecan cookie recipe

 

These buttery pecan cookies are always a hit at our house and we don’t wait till Christmas time to make them.  And we consider them southern pecan cookies or Texas pecan cookies.  Not sure why but both names is what we grew up calling them.   Maybe because southerners and Texans use an abundance of pecans in so many different ways.

 

butter pecan cookies

 

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Who can resist a buttery pecan cookie?  Not I!   We used a basic butter cookie recipe and added chopped pecans in the mix and then topped them with a half of a pecan.   And it’s so pretty and tasty!  

 

Butter Pecan Cookie Recipe:

 

Butter Pecan Cookies ingredients, brown sugar, pecans, flour, egg and butter

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick butter, softened (approximately ½ a cup)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 20-22 pecan halves
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

 

Instructions for Southern Pecan Cookies:

Scroll down for the printable recipe

 

flour mixture for cookies

 

In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and then set aside.

 

Mixing sugars and butter for cookies

 

In a different and larger bowl, mix together butter and both the white sugar and the brown sugar.

 

adding egg and vanilla to the cookie batter

 

Add egg into the sugar mixture and mix completely.   Then add vanilla and continue to mix.

 

Adding flour mixture to the cookie mixture

 

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until cookie dough forms.

 

adding Pecans to the Cookies batter

 

Fold your chopped pecans into the cookie dough combining well.   Then wrap your  cookie dough in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours (or more).

 

raw cookie dough on sheet pan

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.  And remove cookie dough from refrigerator and roll into 1 inch spheres.  Place about 12 on your standard size cookie sheet.  Place one pecan half on the top of each cookie ball. Repeat with a second cookie sheet. 

 

easy pecan cookies

 

Place in your preheated oven and bake for 9 to 11 minutes.  Then remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Serve and enjoy!

 

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Southern Butter Pecan Cookies

Make southern pecan cookies with our easy butter pecan cookie recipe. You can enjoy homemade butter pecan cookies any day with this Texas pecan cookie recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Southern, Texas
Keyword: butter pecan cookie recipe, butter pecan cookies, easy pecan cookies, southern pecan cookies, Texas pecan cookie recipe.
Servings: 10
Calories: 370kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • parchment paper
  • Two Cookie Sheets

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium size bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and then set aside.
  • In a different and larger bowl, mix together butter and both the white sugar and the brown sugar.
  • Add egg into the sugar mixture and mix completely. Then add vanilla and continue to mix.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until cookie dough forms.
  • Fold your chopped pecans into the cookie dough combining well. Then wrap your cookie dough in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours (or more).
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. And remove cookie dough from refrigerator and roll into 1 inch spheres. Place about 12 on your standard size cookie sheet. Place one pecan half on the top of each cookie ball. Repeat with a second cookie sheet.
  • Place in your preheated oven and bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Then remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg



 

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