Pecan Pie Cookies

These pecan pie inspired cookies are just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy with tea, coffee or an ice cold glass of milk.

Pecan pie in cookie form!
Photo by Helen (#1) C.
Pecan pie in cookie form!
Pecan pie in cookie form!

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

32

cookies

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

32

servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4

    cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1

    cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1

    egg

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons vanilla

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

  • FILLING:

  • 1

    cup pecans, chopped

  • 1/2

    cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1/4

    cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed, until creamy.  Add egg and vanilla, mix to combine. Reduce speed to low and add flour, baking powder; and salt mix until just combined. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheets. Make an indentation in each cookie with your thumb. Combine all the filling ingredients.  Fill each cookie with 1 rounded teaspoon of filling. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool for 1 minute then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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