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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cookies
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • Combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda together in a bowl, breaking up any large lumps of brown sugar. Stir butter, egg, vanilla extract, and rum-flavored extract into flour mixture until dough forms; add chopped pecans and mix until well blended. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press a pecan half on top of each ball.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are golden brown, 9 to 11 minutes. Sprinkle salt onto each cookie and gently press each with the back of a spatula to set the salt.

Cook's Note:

A very nice upgrade is to drizzle a little fresh orange glaze on the top of each cookie after they have cooled half-way.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; fat 12.6g 19% DV; cholesterol 35.8mg 12% DV; sodium 128.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2015
Mom was up for daughter's baby shower loves a cookie after dinner. I saw this recipe and felt it was a perfect match (she likes pecan sandies). The batch came out taste tested myself before serving and knew I had a winner. Mom nodded in agreement when I served her. I think I will replace the pecan topping with a few mini chocolate chips next time....a personal sweet thing. Sweet and salty is good! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2015
Mom was up for daughter's baby shower loves a cookie after dinner. I saw this recipe and felt it was a perfect match (she likes pecan sandies). The batch came out taste tested myself before serving and knew I had a winner. Mom nodded in agreement when I served her. I think I will replace the pecan topping with a few mini chocolate chips next time....a personal sweet thing. Sweet and salty is good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2015
I'm a little biased here - these cookies are the best I've had. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2015
Nice for a change cookie! Halved the sugar as I always do and used dark rum instead of extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2019
Very good..I added 1/2 tsp baking powder...they do spread out nicely so make them small and give them room Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2019
Nice change for a cookie. Tastes alot like french toast. I used 1TBSP of maple syrup instead of rum, & added 1/2 tsp Baking Powder so they didnt flatten out as much as others said they would. Turned out GREAT. Not a very big batch, though. Double the recipe if you have kids, or they're for a crowd. Will definitely make again-Great breakfast cookie!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2020
This is the 3rd time I have made these cookies. I couldn’t stop eating them the first time. I decided to substitute SPLENDA BROWN SUGAR BLEND and SWERVE as my sweeteners. The substitute sweeteners worked very well. Very easy to make. I toasted the pecans as I prefer toasted pecans. This recipe is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
Very good cookie. Great with coffee or hot chocolate. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2017
Good flavor easy to make. Multiple family members say these are a keeper so they will go in the cookie rotation. I don't think the name fits though and am trying to come up with a new one. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
Delicious! Easy to make and smells amazing! I omitted the 1/2 cup of pecans and it was still delicious and the pecans on top made it seem like a fancy cookie. I didn t have any coarse salt but will get some for my next batch- might also try a light chocolate drizzle in the future. This will become one of my go-to cookie recipes. Read More