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#FestiveFoodies: Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter Pecan cookies come together quickly and pack a punch of flavor.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Cookies
Servings 2 ½ dozen


  • 1 ½ cups pecans
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • cup sugar + more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the pecans into an even layer on one of the prepared baking sheets and bake for 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract, almond extract, salt and flour until a dough forms.
  • Chop the cooled pecans and fold them into the mixture by hand.
  • Scoop golf-ball sized cookies and roll in the extra sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten with a glass or your palm.
  • Bake for 8 minutes then rotate the cooking sheets and bake for 7-8 minutes more or until just golden.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Adapted from: Martha Stewart Everyday Magazine

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword butter pecan cookies, cookies, pecans, sugar
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