Butter Pecan Cookies – Sugar Spun Run

My delicate and chewy butter pecan cookies are made with toasted pecans, brown sugar, and loads of butter. They’re extremely simple to make with NO mixer and NO chilling required! Recipe features a how-to video!

Butter pecan cookies piled onto a white plate.

The BEST Butter Pecan Cookies

Followers of my current butter pecan cake can be thrilled to find these equally buttery, wealthy, and flavorful butter pecan cookies! These cookies make an awesome deal with year-round (I like bringing them to events and potlucks!), however I particularly love them through the fall when pecans are in-season. Undoubtedly save this one in your vacation baking!

What’s to like:

  • Fast: No chilling required and simply 25 minutes of prep together with the scooping and rolling (in the event you determine to roll them!).
  • Straightforward: Since we begin with melted butter as an alternative of softened, there may be NO MIXER REQUIRED! Melted butter additionally actually infuses the butter taste all through the dough, which is essential since these are butter pecan cookies!
  • Unimaginable taste: Toasted pecans, toffee bits, loads of vanilla, and a sprinkle of sea salt…are you swooning over these cookies but?!
  • Mushy & chewy outcomes: My fastidiously chosen elements (melted butter, darkish brown sugar, and an additional egg yolk) and baking approach (barely underbake) guarantee these cookies keep delicate and chewy for days. Then again, in the event you’re in search of crunchy, buttery cookies, strive my butter crunch cookies!

If you’re a pecan lover (have you ever tried my Italian cream cake?!), you might be completely going to like these cookies. I can’t wait to listen to how you want them!

What You Want

All of those elements are fairly fundamental (okay, toffee bits may not be fundamental) and may already be in your pantry. Listed below are a couple of key gamers in at this time’s recipe.

  • Toasted pecans. Toasting your pecans first is elective, however it’ll give your cookies the very best taste. I at all times advocate toasting your nuts and then chopping them; this helps them toast evenly and minimizes the prospect of burning in your oven.
  • Melted butter. Let your butter cool to the contact earlier than including your sugars, or you possibly can soften the sugars and smash your dough. No quantity of chilling will repair this, sadly.
  • Darkish brown sugar. Darkish brown sugar accommodates extra molasses, which enhances the flavors of the pecans.
  • Egg + egg yolk. An additional yolk creates tender, moist, and chewy cookies. Including a full additional egg would make the cookies unfold extra and would require a chilling step, which I wished to keep away from right here. Save the leftover egg white for candied pecans!
  • Toffee bits. These are elective, however I like the additional taste and texture they add. Be at liberty to crush up some do-it-yourself toffee, or use toffee bits bought within the baking aisle at your grocery retailer. In case you seize the store-bought model, you’ll be able to even use the sort that’s coated in chocolate–yum!

SAM’S TIP: Measure your flour correctly, or you possibly can find yourself with a tough, powerful dough. This dough is already stiff, so including additional flour may make it VERY onerous to work with. I additionally advocate you add your flour steadily for this very cause.

Keep in mind, that is simply an summary of the elements I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the submit!

The way to Make Butter Pecan Cookies

  1. Stir the sugars into the cooled melted butter till mixed.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir nicely, then put aside.
  3. Mix the dry elements in a separate bowl, then steadily add them to the moist elements. I like to do that in three elements and advocate you do the identical.
  4. Add the toasted chopped pecans and toffee items (if utilizing) and stir till integrated. The dough can be stiff–that is regular!
  5. Scoop the dough into rounded 1 ½ tablespoon balls and roll between your palms, if desired. Place 2″ aside on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F. Let the cookies cool fully on their baking sheets earlier than having fun with.

SAM’S TIP: Don’t over-bake your cookies! The sides needs to be a lightweight golden brown however the facilities ought to nonetheless appear delicate and even only a trace under-baked. Allow them to cool fully on the baking sheet, the place they’ll end baking as they cool. This can hold your cookies delicate and chewy versus pulling them out of the oven when the facilities are agency and absolutely baked, which is able to truly lead to over-baked, onerous cookies.

Steadily Requested Questions

Why is my cookie dough greasy?

This can occur in case your butter is just too heat once you add your sugars. Identical to when making brown butter toffee cookies, you will need to let the butter cool to the contact (don’t let it re-solidify although) earlier than including the sugars, or the sugars will soften and the dough can be ruined. No quantity of chilling will repair this sadly, so the very best factor to do is forestall it from taking place within the first place!

Why is my cookie dough dry?

It is a stiffer dough, but when yours is overly dry and received’t come collectively, you could have by accident added an excessive amount of flour. I like to recommend utilizing a kitchen scale to forestall this.

Dry dough can be brought on by including the dry elements as an alternative of steadily, which is why I like to recommend doing this step in a couple of elements. Lastly, in case your cookies are so stiff they received’t unfold, simply flatten them on the baking sheet earlier than baking them.

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

Sure! These butter pecan cookies freeze nicely. Simply observe the directions for drop cookies in my methods to freeze cookie dough submit.

Simply have a look at that excellent delicate and chewy texture! My favourite 🥰

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! In case you do that recipe, remember to tag me on Instagram, and you can even discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Butter Pecan Cookies

My delicate and chewy butter pecan cookies are made with toasted pecans, brown sugar, and loads of butter. They’re extremely simple to make with NO mixer and NO chilling required!