Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Toasted pecan butter cookies

Just about the easiest cookies I ever made and everyone liked them. They are delicate, buttery cookies, which get their crunchy texture from toasted pecans and a sugar coating and practically melt in your mouth.

  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for coating
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet, toast pecans until fragrant, about 6 minutes. Let cool completely; finely chop.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar until light, about 1 minute. Beat in vanilla, salt, and flour, scraping down sides of bowl, just until dough comes together. Fold in pecans.
  3. Separate dough into 12 pieces; squeeze dough to shape into balls. Roll in sugar. Place, 3 inches apart, on a baking sheet. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass (reshape sides if necessary). Sprinkle with sugar ( optional )         
  4. Bake until golden brown, rotating sheet halfway through, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with more sugar.
  5. Cool cookies on a wire rack and munch a bunch                                           


  1. The Genie,
    Buttery yes , shortbread cookies is a favorite here .We have to come up with different cookie ideas for skillet cookies (one cookie baked in an 8-inch black skillet) . These are perfect for the buffet . Have to watch for the food buglers those old guys can move , also made some with walnuts .
    Thanking you in advance .
    Lottie L .

    1. Jeannie will love baking these cookies ...her man has a sweet tooth like the food burglars .

  2. Hi Lottie
    I love the idea of giant skillet cookies. Will you please ask Nee to put your method for making them on the blog? I have a bunch of kids and cookie monsters here that would absolutely love them. I'm glad you could use my recipe and you're most welcome.
    The reputation of those food burglars has spread to Canada. They are so bad.

    1. Howdy Jeannie ,
      See you met Lottie , hahahaha!!!
      I will post a big cookie recipe and the method of making them , you will wonder why you didn't think of it .

      Love PIC


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