Pecan Pie Cookies

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3/4  Cup butter, room temperature
1  Cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1  Egg
1  tsp. vanilla
2  Cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1  Cup chopped pecans
1/2 Cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4  Cup heavy whipping cream
1  tsp. vanilla
Pinch each of ginger, and cinnamon (optional)


Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, continue beating until egg is fully incorporated and mixture is once again smooth and fluffy.

Add baking powder and flour, continue beating until mixture is uniform, with everything incorporated. Set dough aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, mix pecans and brown sugar with spices, if using. Add in heavy cream and vanilla, mix until well combined.

Roll cookie dough into balls that are about 1.25″ in diameter, and place them on cookie sheets – leave about 2″ between the cookies.

Gently use thumb to press down in the middle of each cookie, making an indentation. Roll thumb slightly to stretch the indentation out a little. Fill each indentation with about 1 tsp of pecan filling.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to cool on sheets for 5 minutes or so, before gently transferring to plate.


About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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6 Responses to Pecan Pie Cookies

  1. Jason Cole says:

    Pecan pie is my favorite pie! So i would annihilate these lil bites!!! Like cookie monster!

  2. Meggie says:

    This cookie version of my favorite pie seems like a nice idea that I’ll absolutely try!

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