BUTTER PECAN COOKIES – September 21 – National Pecan Cookie Day

Makes 12

Prep time 15-20 minutes

Bake Time 10-13 minutes


  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup pecans plus 12 additional whole pecans, set aside
  • Sugar for rolling


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Using an electric mixer add brown sugar and salt. Mix about 1 minute. Add butter, egg, and vanilla extract mix until blended.  Slowly add the flour, scrape down the sides as needed.  Chop the ¾ cup of pecans and hand fold them in the dough.  Separate the dough into 12 pieces and roll in sugar.  Place the balls 2-3 inches apart on a baking sheet.  Flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass.  Press a whole pecan into the top of dough. Bake 10 -13 minutes until lightly colored.  Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.


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