Pecan Cut-Out Cookies

Pecan Cutout Cookies are the perfect treat for the holidays! Forget the regular sugar cookies!
Photo by Debbie R.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

35

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

48

cookies

PREP TIME

35

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

48

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups pecan halves

  • 1

    cup sugar, divided

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    cup cold butter, cubed

  • VANILLA SUGAR:

  • 2/3

    cup sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place pecans and 1/2 cup sugar in a food processor; process until pecans are finely ground. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir flour and remaining sugar into pecan mixture; cut in butter until crumbly. Transfer mixture to a clean work surface; knead gently to form a smooth dough, about 2 minutes. (Mixture will be very crumbly at first, but will come together and form a dough as it's kneaded.) Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, mix vanilla sugar ingredients until blended. Dip warm cookies in vanilla sugar to coat; cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers.

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