Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe

Butter Pecan Cookies are rich, buttery cookies loaded with toasted pecans. They are perfect for any occasion, offering a delightful crunch and a sweet, nutty flavor.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped and toasted


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  1. Prepare the Pecans:
  • Spread the chopped pecans on a baking sheet.
  • Toast in the preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, or until fragrant. Allow them to cool.
  1. Mix the Wet Ingredients:
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  1. Mix Together:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, beating until just combined.
  • Fold in the toasted pecans.
  1. Shape the Cookies:
  • Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop rounded balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown but the centers are still soft.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Serve:
  • Enjoy your Butter Pecan Cookies with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee.

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, you can freeze the dough or the baked cookies.

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