Pecan Pie Cookies

A southern treat for all to enjoy.

Pecan Pie Cookies

If you like pecan pie, you're gonna love these easy to make pecan pie cookies.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder


  • 1 cup pecans chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Cookie Dough

  1. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.  In a large bowl blend together the brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and egg until well mixed.  Add the flour and baking powder and beat until well blended.

  2. Form the dough into 1 and 1/4 inch balls (about a full tablespoon each) and place on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Use your thumb to make an indentation in each dough ball.  The indent should be large enough to hold 1 teaspoon of filling.


  1.  Preheat oven to 350° F.  Whisk together the chopped pecans, brown sugar, and vanilla.  Add the heavy cream and continue to whisk until well blended.

  2. Spoon a teaspoon of of filling into the middle of each cookie dough.  Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or just until they begin to turn a golden color.  Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is adapted from

Did you know:  Pecans are a natural for Thanksgiving dinner since they are the only major tree nuts indigenous to North America. Native Americans have eaten wild pecans since the 1500s. Colonists began to cultivate pecans in the United States in 1772, when pecan trees were first planted on Long Island. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both planted pecan trees on their estates in the late 1770s. A single pecan tree still stands next to Washington’s mansion at his Mount Vernon estate.



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