My grandmother baked the most wonderful cookies, cakes and breads. These she sold during the Depression to make money to help her family. This recipe is among one of my favorites, because I loved crunchy cookies and pecans. This recipe went into my hope chest in 1963.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.

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  • In a bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together. In a separate large bowl, cream the butter, 1 cup of white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth, and beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined. Stir in the flour mixture, and mix the pecans into the dough.

  • Drop the dough by tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Place 1/2 cup of white sugar into a shallow bowl. Moisten the bottom of a drinking glass with a wet cloth, and dip the glass bottom into the sugar. Flatten cookies with the sugared glass, dipping into sugar for each cookie.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 9 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on sheets for a minute or two before removing to finish cooling on racks.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 12.8mg 4% DV; sodium 68.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2011
These are wonderful! If you love pecans and pralines you will love these crunchy cookies. They do taste like praline cookies. They are sweet enough but not sweet like pralines. They were very easy to make with ingredients already in my pantry. No trip to the store necessary. I don't bake very often but these are worth baking. I made the recipe as written except I used margarine instead of butter since that is what I had on hand. I used a tablespoon to drop the dough on the cookie sheet but these made much larger cookies than what I expected. I set out to make 24 and it made about 18. But they were delicious! These would be awesome if they were dipped in chocolate! Thanks for a great cookie recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/22/2018
not very good. hard Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2011
These are wonderful! If you love pecans and pralines you will love these crunchy cookies. They do taste like praline cookies. They are sweet enough but not sweet like pralines. They were very easy to make with ingredients already in my pantry. No trip to the store necessary. I don't bake very often but these are worth baking. I made the recipe as written except I used margarine instead of butter since that is what I had on hand. I used a tablespoon to drop the dough on the cookie sheet but these made much larger cookies than what I expected. I set out to make 24 and it made about 18. But they were delicious! These would be awesome if they were dipped in chocolate! Thanks for a great cookie recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2011
These crispy cookies have a subtly sweet and rich praline flavor. Easy to make and delicious! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
Delicious cookies, I did roll in sugar before baking. I had to turn my oven to 350, 375 was too hot. They cook up real fast, need to check on them after 7 minutes. This will be a popular recipe for me to bake. Thank you for posting it. This isn't a real sweet cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2013
Loved it! I added extra pecans and put some bigger pecan pieces on top. The problem is I can't stop eating them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2014
Yum yum! These cookies remind me of blondies in cookie form. I had to bake mine at 350 degrees since they started getting too dark at 375 degrees. I used my tablespoon cookie scoop for the first tray and these came out very large and soft and chewy. The next tray I used my teaspoon cookie scoop and these came out crunchy as the name suggests. These are delicious cookies I'm sure to make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2018
I used a hand held mixer and the dough would not come together. I finally used my hands to mix the dough and that worked. The flavors are delicious but my cookies were not crunchy and did not brown even after baking for 14 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2015
They were a hit...family loved them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2012
I just made a batch of "Renee's Pecan Crunch Cookies". Let me say they are very good and very tasty. I will be making them again very soon. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/22/2018
not very good. hard Read More
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