Butter Pecan Cookies are easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. Meltingly tender like traditional shortbread, these Butter Pecan Cookies require only a few steps and take just 15 minutes to bake!
I love butter pecan cookies! I love the way they melt in your mouth. I love the taste of pecans, and of course, the taste of butter. These cookies lasted about an hour here.
Tip for Making the Best Pecan Cookies
By the way, here’s a tip I learned over lunch with Bay Area pastry chef Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater. Beat the butter first. Then, add sugar and beat them together. This is the way it is supposed to be done. (Thanks Shuna!)
1 cup pecans, chopped
7 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
Pecan halves for the top of each cookie
How To Make Butter Pecan Cookies
Make sure to preheat your oven to 350º and cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Next, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and creamy.
Then add the eggs, and vanilla extract and beat again for another 2 minutes. Immediately add the flour, baking soda, salt and mix until well blended.
When finished, place the balls, using a medium cookie spoon, on the prepared baking sheets and add half a pecan on top of each cookie. Bake until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, cool the cookies on a wire rack