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Pecan Cookie Recipe

Hello friends,

Last year was a very busy year, filled with excitement and sadness.  Once December came around I knew that I wanted to set new goals for 2023.  One of my goals is to become more involved in baking.  So, I purchased two baking cookbooks that I have started reading and using.   While I was skimming through the cookbook I found a recipe chocolate chip, pecan cookie recipe.  I had already baked brownies so I didn’t want to add chocolate so I made Pecan Cookies.  I found pecans in my local market the other day, I bought two bags did the rest of my shopping, and headed home.  The following morning I took out the butter, scale, and the rest of the ingredients.  I roasted the pecans in the air fryer for 10 minutes, a quicker option.

One of the goals I am working on is starting my own podcast.  As you already know I did take part in a podcast with a chef friend called “Behind the Greek Apron”.  Unfortunately, we had to stop the podcast because my friend started working on other projects and could not continue.  I so enjoyed being a podcaster even though I am still very new but I decided that I wanted to start my own podcast.  I have already chosen the name and now it’s about finding the time to start recording.

My second project/goal is to start baking, I think it’s time I up my game with baking.  It is something that I stayed away from mainly because it was always the issue of the exact amount of flour, and sugar, you know what I mean.  Cooking is a whole different game, you’re able to experiment, develop, and play around with a variety of spices, oils, and other delicious ingredients.  Speaking of ingredients I added a bit more vanilla extract just because…:).

I’m really proud of myself, the cookies were sooo good!!  I am glad that I decided to up my game. 🙂

Wishing everyone a great weekend!!  See ya next time

stack pecan cookies in a baking tray

Pecan Cookie Recipe

A buttery pecan cookie that has a crunchy texture and a strong roasted taste to it.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Cakes, Cookies, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies


  • 1 cup pecans roasted, chopped
  • 1 cup flour shifted
  • ¾ cup butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 180c. Mix butter and sugar for a few minutes. Add vanilla extract and beat for 1 minute.
    butter and brown sugar
  • Add sifted flour, and salt into the butter batter and use a spatula to combine the dough.
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  • Fold in the roasted chopped pecans. Use a spatula to combine.
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  • Separate the cookie dough into 12 pieces. Shape the dough into separate balls. The size depends on how big you want each cookie. I shaped them a bit bigger than a walnut. Place on parchment paper a few cm/inches apart. Flatten each cookie with the back of a spoon.
    round shaped cookie dough on parchment paper
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Set aside to cool in the baking pan or on a cookie sheet.
    stack pecan cookies in a baking tray
Keyword baking,, butter cookie, crunchy



  1. Great recipe!!! Will try it soon

  2. Americaoncoffee

    Pecans are the best, not only with cookies but cakes and pies also. Now I’m thinking maybe pecan coffee can be added.☕️☕️🤔

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