Crunchy Pecan Cookies


Pecan cookies are a change of pace from the traditional chocolate chip cookies. The pecan oil lends a depth of richness.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
48 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon pecan oil, optional

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and pecan oil and beat until well combined.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the bowl in 3 additions. Stir in pecans. Use a small cookie scoop to drop portions of dough 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. These cookies spread.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Increase heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake until edges turn golden, about 5 minutes more. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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