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These tasty butter pecan cookies are a delicious treat for tea time. Serve with a hot steaming pot of your favorite brew and reward yourself for all that you do! A few tips: the cookie dough will be crumbly, but once you form into round balls, they will hold their shape. Make sure you turn the sheet in the oven halfway through baking for even browning.
This is the perfect cookie to gift for the holidays, and as a hostess gift. They are so easy to make, you can double the recipe, and they are a real crowd pleaser. Package as shown in the picture above and just wrap with cellophane and a pretty bow! Another beautiful holiday gift idea is my prize worthy recipe for pecan buttercrunch. Adapted from a chocolate textbook from the Culinary Institute of America, it is foolproof, so delicious, and I urge you to try it. Your friends and family will harass you for the recipe!
Happy holiday season!
Pecan Buttercrunch: (click on title for recipe)
Butter pecan Cookies Recipes
Butter pecan Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350.
- On a baking sheet, toast pecans about 6 minutes, or until fragrant. Let cool, finely chop.
- With an electric mixer, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar until light, about 1 minute.
- Beat in salt, vanilla, and flour, scraping down sides of bowl, just until dough comes together. Fold in pecans.
- Separate dough into 12 pieces; squeeze down to shape into balls.
- Roll in sugar. Place 3 inches apart, on a baking sheet topped with parchment paper. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass (reshape sides if necessary).
- Sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake until golden brown, rotating halfway through, about 15 minutes.
- Cool cookies on a wire rack.
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Other ways to make Butter pecan Cookies
To make these easy butter pecan cookies, you need flour, baking soda, and salt. These ingredients are important to make a soft and moist cookie dough. You should also add one egg to the mixture to help it bind. The dough should be chilled for an hour, but should be kept refrigerated until it is needed. Then, press a pecan half on top of each ball. Bake them for about nine to ten minutes.
Once the dough is chilled, roll it into smooth balls and roll them in decorators’ sugar. Place each cookie on a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Then, gently press a pecan half on top of each cookie. If you want them to be soft and chewy, place them in the fridge for an hour before baking. This will prevent them from spreading too much and ruining your kitchen floor.
After the dough is chilled, fold in the pecan halves and set aside for four hours. Then, use a large scoop to portion the dough into small, three-tablespoon-sized balls. Scoop the dough onto the baking sheet and place them two inches apart. Then, press a pecan half on top of each ball of dough. Then, bake the cookies for ten to eleven minutes. Once they are done, remove the cookies from the oven.
Tips and Tricks
When you’ve cooled the butter, you’ll need to roll the dough into smooth balls. These will be firm at first, but they will soften as you bake them. Next, you’ll need to sprinkle the pecan halves on top of the cookies. Depending on the size and shape of your cookies, you can place them on a baking sheet in the oven. They will bake in about nine to ten minutes, but you should leave them out for at least fifteen minutes.
When you’re ready to bake the cookies, you should refrigerate the dough for at least an hour. This will prevent the cookies from spreading while baking. After that, you can place the cookies on the baking sheet. Once they’re cool, they should firm up and become crispy. Then, you’ll spread the dough evenly. Once they’re baked, they’ll stay soft and delicious for several days. If you like butter pecan cookies, you can bake them in advance and enjoy them anytime.
When making butter pecan cookies, you need to brown the butter on a medium-low heat. The butter should have a nutty smell. When you’re done browning the butter, you can add it to the dough. Pour the batter into the cookie sheets, and bake for at least nine to ten minutes. Depending on the size of your pan, the cookies will become soft and fluffy. You can even freeze them in the freezer to use them later.