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pecan pie cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies are an easy cookie recipe that tastes like pecan pie! This brown sugar cookie is filled with a pecan pie mixture and are perfect for your holiday cookie platters!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 177kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


For the Cookies

  • 1 cup (200g) packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups (248g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1 cup (60g) finely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons (30-60ml) whipping cream or milk (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch salt


  • Heat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Beat brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla at medium speed (using a hand or stand mixer) until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until well mixed.
  • Shape dough into 2 tablespoon balls. Place 2 inches apart onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Make an indentation in each cookie with your thumb or the back of a wooden spoon, rotate it to hollow the cookie out slightly.
  • Make the filling: stir pecans, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add 2 tablespoons whipping cream or milk. Stir until thick mixture forms, adding a bit more cream or milk as necessary. (If you use milk, you'll need only about 2 tablespoons. If you use cream you might need more.) It should be too wet, just a thick mixture.
  • Scoop about 1 rounded teaspoon of mixture into the center of each cookie. Chill 20 minutes.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are baked and just starting to turn golden. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to three days or freeze for up to one month.



Recipe from here.
The video is wrong when it says baking soda. It was too late to change it once I realized it. Use baking powder as directed in the recipe!


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.7mg