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butter pecan cookies

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

These cookies are easy to make with wonderful flavor! The combination of butter and pecan makes these a delicious treat!

serves 12 cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For butter pecan cookies

  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar such as demerara, or to taste
  • 1 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans, plus 12 halves for garnish
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar, for dipping, or as needed

How To Make butter pecan cookies

  • 1
    In a bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter until soft. Add brown sugar and process for 2 minutes. Meantime, in a mixing bowl, combine flour with salt; whisk until well blended.
  • 2
    Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture and process on low speed until somewhat mixed. Add the remaining flour and process again until well incorporated. While processing, add vanilla extract.
  • 3
    Add chopped pecans and process until nuts are evenly distributed. Transfer dough to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap making sure it touches the dough and chill for 1 hour.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Form 12 little balls and place on a cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a measuring cup or a glass, dip in granulated sugar and flatten the balls. Place one half pecan per cookie pressing gently.
  • 5
    Transfer to preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet half way thru cooking. Remove from the heat and let rest cookies on the sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them on a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12 cookies
  • 6
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