Butter Pecan Cookie Recipe

The butter pecan cookie recipe is mouth-watering. A delicious blend of butter and pecans, nut lovers will be in paradise!


2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg yolk, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups self-rising flour*

Toasted Pecans:
1 tablespoon salted butter 1 3/4 cup chopped pecans


Large bowl
Small baking pan or pie tin
Cookie sheets

Step 1: In small baking pan or pie tin, place chopped pecans and 1 tablespoon of butter.
Step 2: Bake at 325 degrees F. for 5-7 minutes or until toasted and browned; turn oven off and set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, cream together 2 sticks butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer set on medium speed.
Step 4: Beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract.
Step 5: Gradually add flour.
Step 6: Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Step 7: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 8: Roll into 1-inch balls, then roll balls in toasted pecans. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Step 9: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let set for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling surface.

*Note: If you do not have self-rising flour, please see our Cookie Tips section for substitution options.

Makes 48 cookies.