Thursday, December 15, 2011

Butter Pecan Cookies


  • 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.
  4. Bake until golden brown, rotating sheet halfway through, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with more sugar. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Source:  Martha Stewart


Shirley said...

I will have to try this recipe! They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Gina Alfani said...

You are welcome Shirley!

Butter Pecan is my favorite ice cream . . . can't wait to try both together :)

Thanks for visiting and commenting . . . have an awesome day!

Nyla Crystal said...

I love butter pecan ice cream too! I'll have to try these cookies out.

Gina Alfani said...

Hey Nyla! I've been thinking about crumbling the cookies on top of a bowl of butter pecan ice cream. mmmm!!

Thanks for visiting and commenting :)

Maureen said...

Gina these are so pretty! I'm going to have to pin them!

Gina Alfani said...

Thank you Maureen :)

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