Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookies


"These cookies are very moist...my husband's favorite."


servings 179 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and egg. Mix until well blended.
  2. Slowly add flour and salt and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Roll one inch pieces of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Press a pecan into top of dough.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly colored.
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  1. 59 Ratings


I just finished making a double batch of these wonderful cookies. I don't understand what other reviewers mean when they say this recipe doesn't make many cookies. I doubled everything and got...

Adding vanilla is a must in this recipe. Refrigerating overnight makes a better dough. We tried different "add ons", i.e. chocolate chips, cinnamon, powdered sugar, etc. and found that turning...

These cookies are moist and very pretty. I used a whole cup of brown sugar since I like my cookies sweet...good butter pecan flavor...I also added about 1/2 tsp vanilla...recipe makes a smal...

This is a very good and easy recipe! I dipped my glass bottom in sugar instead of flour. It gives the cookie more of a sugar cookie taste. I also put a cherry on top of half the batch of cooki...

This is a wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth recipe. I printed it two days ago, and I have already used it TWICE! I would suggest putting sugar on the bottom of the glass as well, it gives the cookie...

Excellent recipe! The dough comes out very sticky, but do not add more flour! After refrigeration it comes out perfectly. I made that mistake once. Also added 1/2 tsp. vanilla which tasted lovel...

The recipe is quick and easy. They taste great and can be served for any occasion! Lacie

These cookies were absolutely delicious! I added an 8th of a cup of extra sugar and some chopped pecans to the batter and they turned out just perfect! I will be making them again for Christmas!

These were a hit at school today! I used the sugar instead of flour to flatten the cookies and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1/8 tsp of almond extrat - literally just a few drops. The cookie shee...